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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 56 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.44% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 1.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £185 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.18% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £263
% change year-on-year - +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.71 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.24% +28.55%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 152 155 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 24.64% 22.63% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 65 53
Median daily rate £330 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -10.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.41% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.63 £40.00 £36.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +7 1 £350 - 2
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (25.00%) Email Filtering
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) CA
4 1 (25.00%) REXX
4 1 (25.00%) Tcl
4 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) MCDST

MCP
Top Related 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) Email Filtering
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) REXX
1 1 (25.00%) Tcl
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCDST
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware