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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 89 82 77
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.96% 3.32% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £340 £164 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.63% -47.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £274 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +20.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +3.44%
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
262 271 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.27% 17.83% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 117 74
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 20
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +3.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £38.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCP.

1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) MS Office
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Law
5 5 (33.33%) Legal
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (26.67%) SCOM
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) WSUS
6 4 (26.67%) Patch Management
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) Unix
7 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) Solaris
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) MCSE
7 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) Extranet

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) CMS
4 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Extranet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Law
1 5 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) French Language
3 1 (6.67%) Italian Language
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Support
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Psychology
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Patch Management
3 3 (20.00%) Document Management
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCDST
3 3 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) OCP
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (13.33%) SAP Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCEA
5 1 (6.67%) CCEE
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 4 (26.67%) WSUS
3 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Proofpoint
4 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft