Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 143 164
Rank change year-on-year -3 +21 -11
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.34% 0.13% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 1.03% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
West Yorkshire median daily rate £300 £80 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +275.00% - -
Yorkshire median daily rate £381 £80 £315
% change year-on-year +376.56% -74.60% +85.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.57 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.16% +0.45% -
10th Percentile £13.52 £14.22 £10.88
90th Percentile £14.98 £14.91 £18.68
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.57 £12.00
% change year-on-year -2.16% +21.38% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 356 388 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.04% 13.04% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 226 450
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £208 £220 £250
90th Percentile £539 £528 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 21
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.05 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.58% -2.90% +14.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.44 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.10 £39.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% - -3.13%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in West Yorkshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in West Yorkshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in West Yorkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Pontefract - 8 - -
Wakefield -3 2 £300 +275.00%
Leeds -5 1 - - 4
MCP
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 10 (90.91%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 2000
3 8 (72.73%) HNC
3 8 (72.73%) Unix
3 8 (72.73%) Service Delivery
3 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
3 8 (72.73%) Information Security
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Vista
3 8 (72.73%) Performance Management
3 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 8 (72.73%) Feasibility Study
4 6 (54.55%) IP Telephony
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) MCSA
6 2 (18.18%) MCSE
6 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Law
6 2 (18.18%) Legal
6 2 (18.18%) CMS
6 2 (18.18%) VMware

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
1 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) IP Telephony
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Law
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (72.73%) Service Desk Support
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory Support
2 6 (54.55%) Telephony Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 2000
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Vista
2 8 (72.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
1 8 (72.73%) Feasibility Study
1 8 (72.73%) Information Security
1 8 (72.73%) Performance Management
1 8 (72.73%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) HNC
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCDST
4 2 (18.18%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle