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 23 February 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 124 132 128
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.18% 0.25% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.46% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.93% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +43.62%

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
312 478 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.27% 16.79% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 308 302
Median daily rate £394 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 17
Median hourly rate £20.97 £12.72 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.92% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.05 £20.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +12 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) MCITP
6 2 (25.00%) iPad
6 2 (25.00%) User Experience
6 2 (25.00%) Solaris
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) Sun
6 2 (25.00%) Veritas

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Sun
3 2 (25.00%) Veritas