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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 102 102 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.21% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 1.59% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £130 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.45% +10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £223
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +41.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +7.93%
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
282 252 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.81% 12.94% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 134 113
Median daily rate £450 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £29.00 £15.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) WSUS
3 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 5 (62.50%) SCOM
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) Solaris
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) Security Patching
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
7 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi

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 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Extranet
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
2 5 (62.50%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (37.50%) Security Patching
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Document Management
4 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
1 5 (62.50%) SCOM
1 5 (62.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat