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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 129 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.31% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 1.14% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate £315 £215 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -13.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £263 £239
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £11.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
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
528 438 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 18.10% 17.14% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 316 173
Average daily rate £385 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £245 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £20.70 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 5 - - 4
South Yorkshire -10 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £315 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (65.22%) ITIL
3 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) MCSE
5 9 (39.13%) MS Office
5 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
7 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
8 6 (26.09%) MCSA
8 6 (26.09%) Blackberry
8 6 (26.09%) DBS Check
8 6 (26.09%) MCDST
9 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
10 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
10 4 (17.39%) Remedy
10 4 (17.39%) Citrix
10 4 (17.39%) Internet
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
11 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
11 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (13.04%) ITSM
11 3 (13.04%) Finance
11 3 (13.04%) VPN
11 3 (13.04%) Cisco
11 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
12 2 (8.70%) SLA
12 2 (8.70%) Peregrine

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) Acrobat
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
3 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) Intranet
4 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (8.70%) WebEx
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Database Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) IT Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.70%) PDA
3 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.04%) ITSM
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) MVC
4 1 (4.35%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) VB
1 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
1 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (39.13%) MCSE
3 6 (26.09%) DBS Check
3 6 (26.09%) MCDST
3 6 (26.09%) MCSA
4 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.35%) DameWare
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
2 4 (17.39%) Remedy
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Adobe
4 2 (8.70%) Bomgar
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Peregrine
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec