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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 100 103 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.39% 0.054% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 0.37% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £243 - £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -13.43%
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
253 268 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.94% 14.57% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 127 108
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £10.38 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £14.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 September 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL
4 10 (52.63%) SCCM
5 9 (47.37%) SCOM
5 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (47.37%) WSUS
5 9 (47.37%) Patch Management
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 9 (47.37%) Virtual Environments
5 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (36.84%) Unix
7 7 (36.84%) Solaris
7 7 (36.84%) Linux
7 7 (36.84%) MS Office
8 6 (31.58%) Security Patching
9 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (21.05%) Finance
10 4 (21.05%) Law
10 4 (21.05%) Legal
10 4 (21.05%) Extranet
10 4 (21.05%) Blackberry

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 4 (21.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Extranet
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Law
1 4 (21.05%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) French Language
3 1 (5.26%) Italian Language
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
5 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Deskside Technician
7 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) IT Support
7 1 (5.26%) Monitoring Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) UAT Lead
7 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.53%) Life Science
3 2 (10.53%) Psychology
4 1 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Solaris
4 7 (36.84%) Unix
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Patch Management
2 9 (47.37%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (31.58%) Security Patching
4 4 (21.05%) Document Management
4 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Management
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (21.05%) MCDST
4 3 (15.79%) DBS Check
5 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
5 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (10.53%) OCP
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (10.53%) SAP Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SCCM
2 9 (47.37%) SCOM
2 9 (47.37%) WSUS
3 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft