The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 76 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 2.29% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£175 - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.50 £15.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.09% +22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
163 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.15% 15.36% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 80 88
Average daily rate £308 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -6.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCP
North West

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
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 29 July 2014. 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 - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 12 (75.00%) ITIL
5 11 (68.75%) MCSE
6 10 (62.50%) MCSA
6 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
6 10 (62.50%) MCTS
7 8 (50.00%) Citrix
8 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
8 7 (43.75%) MCITP
8 7 (43.75%) VMware
8 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
9 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
9 6 (37.50%) SCCM
9 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
10 5 (31.25%) SAN
10 5 (31.25%) SLA
10 5 (31.25%) MS Office
10 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
10 5 (31.25%) SQL
10 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (25.00%) Smartphone
11 4 (25.00%) SCOM
11 4 (25.00%) iPad
11 4 (25.00%) LAN
11 4 (25.00%) CCNA
11 4 (25.00%) VPN
11 4 (25.00%) Symantec

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
1 2 (12.50%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Support Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (18.75%) Support Consultant
5 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Applications Packager
7 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Middleware Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) Administrator
7 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Smartphone
1 4 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V2
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Data Security
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) MCSE
3 10 (62.50%) MCSA
3 10 (62.50%) MCTS
4 7 (43.75%) MCITP
5 4 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (12.50%) CCA
7 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (6.25%) Degree
8 1 (6.25%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Sophos
4 4 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Lotus