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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West / Manchester
Rank 86 95 90
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.23% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 0.84% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £296 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.17% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £18.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-21.33% +43.62%

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
213 237 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.23% 13.09% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 121 113
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £246 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +269.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

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 1 March 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAML
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP

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 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) UML
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Shibboleth
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) VMware