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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 143 115 96
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -19
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.10% 0.20% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 1.65% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate
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£126 £274 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.83% +112.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £223 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £309 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
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
402 303 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.82% 12.11% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 184 142
Average daily rate £340 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.21 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £27.40 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 27 April 2015. 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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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
West Yorkshire -11 2 £113 -58.86% 2
South Yorkshire -8 1 £140 -34.11% 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) Legal
5 4 (44.44%) MCDST
6 3 (33.33%) Law
6 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (33.33%) Extranet
6 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (22.22%) PDA
7 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
7 2 (22.22%) FTP
7 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 2 (22.22%) SMTP
7 2 (22.22%) NetApp
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
1 3 (33.33%) Extranet
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
2 2 (22.22%) FTP
2 2 (22.22%) SMTP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) RTSP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 4 (44.44%) Legal
2 3 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Server Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCDST
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) MetaFrame
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
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