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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 36 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.31% 0.31% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.18% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £288 £248
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +16.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
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
72 85 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.09% 26.56% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 24
Average daily rate £413 £416 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £246 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Siemens
1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) PLM
1 1 (100.00%) Teamcenter
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Sage 1000
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Sage 1000
1 1 (100.00%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) MS Access
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Sage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) ODBC
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PLM
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sage
1 1 (100.00%) Siemens