The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 94 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.067% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 1.14% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £150 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £274 £239
% change year-on-year
+14.15% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
MCP
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
267 176 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.97% 15.45% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 87
Average daily rate £410 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Leeds region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MCDST
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Support
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) SAP