The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Merseyside 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 26 37
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.51% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.84% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £210 £230
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
40 62 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.94% 31.16% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 35
Average daily rate £280 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £28.50 £25.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.61% +11.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCP
North West

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Merseyside region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Merseyside region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
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Vacancies
Liverpool - - - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MSI
2 5 (83.33%) InstallShield
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Application Packaging
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) WPF
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) MCPD
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MSI
1 5 (83.33%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) MCPD
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft