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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 114 107 100
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing MCP 17 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.66% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 3.32% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
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£110 £300 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +140.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £239 £230
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.25% -21.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
MCP
England

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
591 542 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.79% 19.92% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 245 229
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £578 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 35
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £36.07 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +9 14 £110 -61.73% 3
Manchester -7 3 - - 7
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 32 (72.73%) HP
3 31 (70.45%) MS Excel
4 29 (65.91%) MS Office
4 29 (65.91%) ITIL
5 27 (61.36%) SLA
6 26 (59.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 26 (59.09%) Service Management
7 25 (56.82%) OpenView
7 25 (56.82%) Lotus
7 25 (56.82%) IBM Notes
8 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
10 15 (34.09%) Windows
11 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
12 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
13 10 (22.73%) VMware
13 10 (22.73%) MCSE
13 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
14 7 (15.91%) Migration
14 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (13.64%) SAN
15 6 (13.64%) Cisco
15 6 (13.64%) DHCP
15 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
15 6 (13.64%) DNS
16 5 (11.36%) MCITP
16 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (9.09%) XenServer

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (56.82%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.55%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (70.45%) MS Excel
2 29 (65.91%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) DHCP
1 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
1 6 (13.64%) DNS
1 6 (13.64%) SAN
2 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Analyst
2 24 (54.55%) Service Analyst
2 24 (54.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Storage Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Server Support
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.27%) Administrator
7 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.55%) HPUX
5 2 (4.55%) Solaris
5 2 (4.55%) UNIX
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) ITIL
2 26 (59.09%) Service Management
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.82%) Coaching
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.27%) Network Management
5 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.27%) Validation
5 1 (2.27%) CRM
5 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 14 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 10 (22.73%) MCSE
5 5 (11.36%) MCITP
6 4 (9.09%) MCSA
7 3 (6.82%) CCNA
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.82%) MCTS
8 2 (4.55%) CCA
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.27%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.27%) MCSD
9 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (61.36%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) XenServer
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (59.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 25 (56.82%) OpenView
3 4 (9.09%) SCCM
4 3 (6.82%) SCOM
5 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 32 (72.73%) HP
3 25 (56.82%) Lotus
4 10 (22.73%) VMware
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (6.82%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) Sun
8 2 (4.55%) StorageTek
9 1 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (2.27%) Veeam
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec
9 1 (2.27%) McAfee
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