The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 95 89
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.099% 0.21% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.29% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £278 £263
% change year-on-year -0.90% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.85% +34.61%  

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 139 232 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.71% 16.07% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 150 110
Median daily rate £375 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £305 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £39.00 £12.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +205.88% -29.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Leeds

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Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft