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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 105 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.054% 0.14% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 1.05% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £285 £239
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
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
252 191 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.72% 13.66% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 104 89
Average daily rate £390 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +2.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £15.66 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) MCDST
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) CCEE
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) MCDST
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCEA
3 1 (20.00%) CCEE
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) VMware