Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 97 87
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 -4
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.70% 0.19% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.52% 0.88% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £165 £200 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -13.04% +33.33%
10th Percentile £123 £200 £126
90th Percentile £197 £200 £271
East of England median daily rate £165 £288 £260
% change year-on-year -42.61% +10.58% +50.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 - £10.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.20% +2.08%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 284 339 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.85% 22.00% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 150 161
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £158 £200 £245
90th Percentile £550 £551 £544
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 28
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.11% +22.41% -32.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £48.63
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% +52.17%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield - 8 £165 -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 6 (60.00%) SCCM
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Office 365
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Commercial Awareness
6 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) MCSE
6 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) CNE
6 3 (30.00%) Novell Certification
6 3 (30.00%) Symantec
6 3 (30.00%) Remedy
6 3 (30.00%) McAfee
6 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (30.00%) Sophos
6 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (20.00%) CMDB
8 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
8 1 (10.00%) Computacenter

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Migration Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Commercial Awareness
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CNE
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
2 3 (30.00%) Novell Certification
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) McAfee
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 3 (30.00%) Sophos
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Computacenter
3 1 (10.00%) Intel