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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 121 134 137
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3  
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.28% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.75% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £263
% change year-on-year - +4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.71 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.24% +28.55%  

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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 457 404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.84% 16.10% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 291 275
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.54 £32.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +10 2 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) SLA
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (28.57%) User Experience
5 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) iPad
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) MCTS
5 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
5 2 (28.57%) Veritas
5 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Solaris
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Sun
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Software Packaging
1 1 (14.29%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Sun
3 2 (28.57%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy