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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 109 - 95
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.25% - 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £249
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £288 £248
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +16.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £12.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
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
347 257 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.68% 14.68% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 183 125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wakefield - 3 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 2
MCP
Yorkshire

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 9 (56.25%) MCSE
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) MS Office
7 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (37.50%) MCDST
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
8 4 (25.00%) MCSA
8 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
8 4 (25.00%) DBS Check
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
10 2 (12.50%) Service Management
10 2 (12.50%) Intranet
10 2 (12.50%) Internet
10 2 (12.50%) Remedy
10 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 2 (12.50%) Web Services
10 2 (12.50%) SLA
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
11 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
11 1 (6.25%) VPN
11 1 (6.25%) DNS
11 1 (6.25%) SAP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Database Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Service Manager
4 2 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCSE
3 6 (37.50%) MCDST
4 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (25.00%) DBS Check
4 4 (25.00%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) DameWare
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
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