The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / North West
Rank 130 148 129
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 1.53% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £130 £319 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.21% +189.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +34.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
502 721 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.04% 18.88% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 368 342
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 57
Median hourly rate £41.63 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 3 - - 2
Cheshire +23 2 £130 -45.26% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 11 (61.11%) ITIL
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (50.00%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
6 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
6 7 (38.89%) Trend Analysis
6 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (38.89%) Service Management
6 7 (38.89%) Change Management
6 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
6 7 (38.89%) Lotus
6 7 (38.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (38.89%) IBM Notes
6 7 (38.89%) MCSE
7 5 (27.78%) Citrix
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) Life Science
8 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco
9 3 (16.67%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) MCTS
9 3 (16.67%) HP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) IBM Notes
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Moq
2 1 (5.56%) NUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) Service Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) IT Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (11.11%) Developer
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Digital Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Digital Media Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Ajax
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
2 1 (5.56%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Life Science
3 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (11.11%) iPad
5 1 (5.56%) Blog
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) Change Management
2 7 (38.89%) Incident Management
2 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
2 7 (38.89%) Service Management
2 7 (38.89%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Kanban
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) MCSE
3 3 (16.67%) MCSA
3 3 (16.67%) MCTS
4 2 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCAD
5 1 (5.56%) MCDST
5 1 (5.56%) MCSD
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Lotus
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Polycom
6 1 (5.56%) Atlassian