Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 172 206
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34 -8
Contract jobs citing MCP 21 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.43% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 1.65% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £313 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +155.10% -16.95%
10th Percentile £200 £284 £88
90th Percentile £405 £331 £127
England median daily rate £200 £275 £288
% change year-on-year -27.27% -4.35% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.75% -2.51% -2.90%
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £17.28
% change year-on-year +9.31% -16.09% +1.65%

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 711 606 825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.44% 14.40% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 359 505
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +2.88% +9.22%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £250
90th Percentile £577 £559 £565
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 31 27
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.20 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% -2.51% -7.11%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £33.15 £35.00 £24.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +10.87%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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
West Yorkshire -8 20 £325 +4.00% 3
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (71.43%) Windows 7
5 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (57.14%) MCSE
6 12 (57.14%) MCSA
7 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
7 11 (52.38%) Windows 2000
7 11 (52.38%) HNC
7 11 (52.38%) Unix
7 11 (52.38%) Internet
7 11 (52.38%) Windows Vista
8 5 (23.81%) VMware
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (19.05%) SAN
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (19.05%) CCNA
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (14.29%) Security Auditing
10 3 (14.29%) IT Audit
10 3 (14.29%) GDPR
10 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 3 (14.29%) Information Security
10 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
11 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008

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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Internet
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (9.52%) NAS
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 11 (52.38%) Service Analyst
2 11 (52.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Audit Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) PDA
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (52.38%) Unix
3 11 (52.38%) Windows 2000
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Vista
3 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.52%) SUSE
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
1 3 (14.29%) Information Security
1 3 (14.29%) IT Audit
1 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
1 3 (14.29%) Security Auditing
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (9.52%) Storage Management
3 1 (4.76%) Change Control
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.76%) Release Management
3 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (57.14%) MCSA
2 12 (57.14%) MCSE
3 11 (52.38%) HNC
4 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) GDPR
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) VMware NSX
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy