Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 99 83
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 +14
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.43% 0.13% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 0.54% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
Hertfordshire median daily rate £190 - £230
10th Percentile £133 - £128
90th Percentile £260 - £316
East of England median daily rate £190 £288 £250
% change year-on-year -33.91% +15.00% +42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 - £15.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.21% -33.75% +66.67%

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 298 368 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.15% 23.53% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 173 173
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £188 £200 £226
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 24
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +25.44% -31.56%
10th Percentile £10.54 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.13 £46.50 £39.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -2.78% -34.78% +28.37%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 November 2018. 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 - 4 £178 -
Hemel Hempstead -4 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £300 -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Commercial Awareness
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) CNE
4 2 (28.57%) Novell Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (28.57%) Sophos
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) OCP

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 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Migration Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Commercial Awareness
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CNE
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Novell Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) OCP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Computacenter
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle