The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 115 114 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 1.42% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£335 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £273
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.16 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £13.67
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.06%
MCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
306 281 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.69% 12.65% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 139 206
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.16 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.05% +47.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £14.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.86 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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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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
South Yorkshire +4 3 £335 - 2
West Yorkshire 0 1 £288 - 2
East Yorkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) SCCM
4 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) SLA
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (40.00%) SCOM
7 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) German Language
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (30.00%) MCSE
7 3 (30.00%) NetApp
7 3 (30.00%) ISA Server
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco
7 3 (30.00%) IBM
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) German Language
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Server Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) MetaFrame
2 3 (30.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
2 3 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) Remedy
6 1 (10.00%) McAfee