The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 5 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 10.71% - 3.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £274 £239
% change year-on-year
+14.15% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.13
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 Wakefield region.

Qualifications Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 21.43% 33.33% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £208 - £105
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £9.25 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.10%
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 Wakefield

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

MCP
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) MCDST
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) Intranet
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Remedy
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Service Desk Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCDST
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy