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 5 May 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 134 137 130
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.14% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.75% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £126 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -57.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £12.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £13.53 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+57.67% -1.61%
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
434 401 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.19% 13.89% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 266 185
Median daily rate £410 £340 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 23
Median hourly rate £14.63 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.50% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £30.00 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Yorkshire +2 3 - - 4
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) MCSA
4 6 (46.15%) MCSE
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
5 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
5 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) DBS Check
7 3 (23.08%) SLA
7 3 (23.08%) MCDST
7 3 (23.08%) MCITP
7 3 (23.08%) ITSM
7 3 (23.08%) DameWare
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (15.38%) WebEx
8 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (15.38%) Bomgar
8 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
8 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007

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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 2 (15.38%) Acrobat
3 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (15.38%) MS Project
3 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (15.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Database Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) IT Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Service Manager
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) VB
1 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
1 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCSA
3 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 4 (30.77%) DBS Check
5 3 (23.08%) MCDST
5 3 (23.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) DameWare
2 2 (15.38%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 2 (15.38%) Bomgar
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Peregrine
2 2 (15.38%) Remedy
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft