Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 141 170
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 -1
Contract jobs citing MCP 25 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.73% 0.37% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.89% 2.71% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £313 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +155.10% -20.97%
10th Percentile £190 £284 £88
90th Percentile £425 £331 £127
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £313 £123
% change year-on-year +4.00% +155.10% -45.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.75% -2.51% +4.04%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £14.57
% change year-on-year +7.75% -2.51% +12.04%

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 511 406 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.98% 13.59% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 236 279
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £554 £565
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 19
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +9.23% -16.13%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.95 £40.00 £16.79
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.88 £14.20 £14.53
% change year-on-year +11.80% -2.29% -7.32%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 November 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 0 14 - -
Leeds - 8 £200 - 3
Halifax - 2 £400 -
MCP
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (80.00%) Windows
3 19 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (72.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (68.00%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (60.00%) MCSE
6 15 (60.00%) MCSA
7 14 (56.00%) HNC
7 14 (56.00%) Unix
7 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
7 14 (56.00%) Internet
7 14 (56.00%) Windows 2000
7 14 (56.00%) Windows Vista
8 5 (20.00%) VMware
8 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (16.00%) SAN
9 4 (16.00%) CCNA
9 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
10 3 (12.00%) Information Security
10 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (12.00%) Security Auditing
10 3 (12.00%) IT Audit

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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Internet
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
5 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Service Analyst
2 14 (56.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Audit Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) PDA
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (56.00%) Unix
3 14 (56.00%) Windows 2000
3 14 (56.00%) Windows Vista
3 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) SUSE
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (12.00%) Information Security
1 3 (12.00%) IT Audit
1 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (12.00%) Security Auditing
2 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (8.00%) Migration
2 2 (8.00%) Storage Management
3 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (4.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (60.00%) MCSA
2 15 (60.00%) MCSE
3 14 (56.00%) HNC
4 4 (16.00%) CCNA
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GDPR
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) ESET
3 1 (4.00%) Meraki
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy