The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 115 96 90
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.28% 0.060% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 0.60% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£155 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £228 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.73 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -0.12%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
274 167 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.64% 10.01% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 101 96
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
Average hourly rate £16.51 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £14.50 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Leeds -19 3 - -
Bradford - 2 £155 -
Halifax - 1 - -
MCP
Yorkshire

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 4 (50.00%) MCDST
5 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Extranet
5 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
5 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (37.50%) Law
5 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
7 1 (12.50%) Change Control
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) Trustwave
7 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
7 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (12.50%) Lotus
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) Internet
7 1 (12.50%) LAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Extranet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCDST
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Northgate
2 1 (12.50%) Civica
2 1 (12.50%) Trustwave
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco