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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 89 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.46% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 1.81% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£186 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
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
274 166 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.96% 12.89% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 73 79
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £213 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £13.83 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £46.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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
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 1 July 2015.

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
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 1 July 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
Bolton - 1 £1,000 - 2
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) MCSA
4 6 (54.55%) MS Office
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) MCITP
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) MCSE
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) WAN
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) McAfee
6 4 (36.36%) MCTS
6 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) Sophos
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (27.27%) CCNA
7 3 (27.27%) SLA
7 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 3 (27.27%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) TPMS
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) OpenScape
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) SNMP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Support Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Server Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Server Support Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Handset
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Document Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) MCSA
2 6 (54.55%) MCITP
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) MCTS
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) CCA
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (9.09%) MCDST
7 1 (9.09%) CCNP
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
3 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) McAfee
4 3 (27.27%) Sophos
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) Siemens
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
6 1 (9.09%) MobileIron
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