The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 43 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.03% 0.33% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 3.13% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
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£225 £213 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £248 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.93% -9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.61%
MCP
Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 32 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 11.86% 10.42% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 30
Average daily rate £300 £280 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £372 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £44.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -54.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Barnsley +1 2 £225 +5.88%
Sheffield - 2 £195 -
MCP
Yorkshire

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec