Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 200 185
Rank change year-on-year +30 -15 -11
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 6 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.29% 0.11% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 0.76% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £101 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +208.64% -55.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £285 £84 £108
90th Percentile £467 £119 £283
England median daily rate £275 £290 £300
% change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.57 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +12.04% -
10th Percentile £12.40 £14.22 £9.75
90th Percentile £14.98 £14.91 £18.63
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.06 £15.50
% change year-on-year -15.01% +10.06% -7.46%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 637 794 1028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.33% 14.71% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 474 688
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £213 £254 £225
90th Percentile £550 £559 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 32 56
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.43 £14.53 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -6.24% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £23.75 £34.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Yorkshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Yorkshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Yorkshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Yorkshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
West Yorkshire +26 12 £313 +208.64%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) LAN
2 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Service Delivery
3 8 (61.54%) Data Protection
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Vista
4 7 (53.85%) Management Information System
4 7 (53.85%) Information Security
4 7 (53.85%) Windows 2000
4 7 (53.85%) HNC
4 7 (53.85%) Unix
4 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
4 7 (53.85%) Performance Management
4 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
4 7 (53.85%) Feasibility Study
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) MCSE
6 4 (30.77%) MCSA
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Avaya
7 3 (23.08%) SAN

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (23.08%) CMS
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) LAN
1 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Law
1 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (53.85%) Service Desk Support
2 5 (38.46%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 5 (38.46%) Technical Support
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (15.38%) Telephony Support
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) BYOD
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 2000
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Vista
2 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Data Protection
1 8 (61.54%) Service Delivery
2 7 (53.85%) Feasibility Study
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Management
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Health Informatics
4 1 (7.69%) Informatics
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) HNC
3 4 (30.77%) MCSA
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (23.08%) MCDST
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard