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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 116 127 124
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 21 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.38% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 2.18% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
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£185 £225 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -22.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £208 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £367 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.30 £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
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
609 505 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.07% 17.35% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 235 319
Average daily rate £340 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 53 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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
Cheshire 0 8 £100 -55.55% 5
Manchester -4 7 £175 - 7
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
2 25 (67.57%) ITIL
3 24 (64.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (62.16%) Windows
5 22 (59.46%) MS Excel
6 19 (51.35%) MS Office
7 18 (48.65%) MCSE
7 18 (48.65%) SLA
7 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
8 16 (43.24%) HP
9 15 (40.54%) VMware
10 14 (37.84%) MCSA
11 13 (35.14%) Service Management
11 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
12 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
12 12 (32.43%) OpenView
13 11 (29.73%) Lotus
13 11 (29.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (29.73%) IBM Notes
13 11 (29.73%) MCITP
14 10 (27.03%) MCTS
14 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (27.03%) SCCM
15 8 (21.62%) SCOM
15 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
15 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
16 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
16 7 (18.92%) Cisco
16 7 (18.92%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 11 (29.73%) IBM Notes
2 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (59.46%) MS Excel
2 19 (51.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SAN
1 6 (16.22%) DHCP
1 6 (16.22%) DNS
2 5 (13.51%) LAN
3 4 (10.81%) VPN
3 4 (10.81%) WAN
3 4 (10.81%) Wireless
4 2 (5.41%) Intranet
4 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) LDAP
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
1 2 (5.41%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Service Desk Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Service Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Support Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Packager
6 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Middleware Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Smartphone
1 4 (10.81%) iPad
2 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.70%) Handset
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (21.62%) Windows XP
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.70%) AIX
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) UNIX
7 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) ITIL
2 13 (35.14%) Service Management
3 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.70%) Database Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL V2
7 1 (2.70%) High Availability
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.70%) Network Management
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) Data Security
7 1 (2.70%) Security Management
7 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (48.65%) MCSE
3 14 (37.84%) MCSA
4 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
6 11 (29.73%) MCITP
7 10 (27.03%) MCTS
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (10.81%) CCNA
9 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (5.41%) CCA
10 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.70%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (48.65%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) XenServer
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) OpenView
2 11 (29.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (27.03%) SCCM
4 8 (21.62%) SCOM
5 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.70%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) HP
3 15 (40.54%) VMware
4 11 (29.73%) Lotus
5 7 (18.92%) Cisco
5 7 (18.92%) Citrix
6 5 (13.51%) Symantec
7 4 (10.81%) Sophos
8 2 (5.41%) McAfee
8 2 (5.41%) Dell
9 1 (2.70%) Veeam
9 1 (2.70%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) NetApp
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