The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 27 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.26% - 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% - 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.07 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-15.05% +0.41%
MCP
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Qualifications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.29% 5.75% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Average daily rate £338 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £230 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

MCP
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft