The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 36 29 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.37% 1.37% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 6.67% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £160
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +71.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +14.00%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 45 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.34% 20.55% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 14
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.82 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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
Liverpool -1 1 - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Data Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft