The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Yorkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 111 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.086% 0.38% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 2.63% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.70 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.77%
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
257 304 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.06% 14.51% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 145 205
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £33.30 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.45% +101.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.90 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCP
England

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 1 August 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
West Yorkshire -7 1 £288 - 10
South Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) NHS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Remedy

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITSM
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee