The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 95 82 73
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.64% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 4.97% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£155 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -31.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
MCP
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
255 181 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.58% 12.82% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 73 55
Average daily rate £350 £365 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £168 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.62 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.06 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) MS Office
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
7 2 (20.00%) McAfee
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) Dell
7 2 (20.00%) SAN
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) MCITP
7 2 (20.00%) SCCM
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
8 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
8 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) OpenScape

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) OpenScape
3 1 (10.00%) Extranet
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) PC Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCDST
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) Siemens