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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 88 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 3.87% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £254 £200
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +26.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.28 £13.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.20% -26.38%
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
261 155 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.74% 12.85% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 66 56
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +14.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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 5 March 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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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
Stockport - - - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Apache
4 2 (20.00%) StorageTek
4 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Sun
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) Extranet
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) PC Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) HPUX
4 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCDST
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) StorageTek
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco