The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 0.23% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 1.18% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Median daily rate £120 £213 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.52% +93.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £241
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +33.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 169 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.42% 19.18% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 77 99
Median daily rate £378 £463 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.27% +36.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £213 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £680 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 17
Median hourly rate £19.66 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.82% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £17.77 £17.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.54 £35.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Cheshire region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Warrington +22 3 £120 -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) IBM Notes
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Lotus
1 7 (87.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
1 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
1 7 (87.50%) Problem Management
1 7 (87.50%) Trend Analysis
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) MCDST

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (87.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
1 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) Problem Management
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
1 7 (87.50%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Lotus
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft