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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 129 116 113
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 26 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.58% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 2.90% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£155 £266 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.78% +136.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £231 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £301 £131
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £13.75 £12.63
% change year-on-year
-5.05% +8.91%
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
811 621 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.78% 19.90% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 301 198
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £216 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 78 35
Average hourly rate £37.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.80 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.15 £34.70 £29.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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
Lancashire +11 8 - -
Cheshire -8 6 £120 -46.06% 2
Merseyside - 6 - -
Manchester -17 5 £155 -50.00% 5
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (97.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (66.67%) ITIL
3 27 (64.29%) MS Office
4 25 (59.52%) MS Excel
5 22 (52.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (50.00%) Windows
7 20 (47.62%) SLA
8 19 (45.24%) HP
9 17 (40.48%) LAN
9 17 (40.48%) OpenView
9 17 (40.48%) Service Management
10 16 (38.10%) Lotus
10 16 (38.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (38.10%) IBM Notes
11 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
12 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
13 10 (23.81%) VMware
14 9 (21.43%) DNS
15 8 (19.05%) WAN
15 8 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
16 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (16.67%) Citrix
17 6 (14.29%) DHCP
18 5 (11.90%) Citrix Certification
18 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
19 4 (9.52%) MCITP
19 4 (9.52%) Fat Client

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 16 (38.10%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (64.29%) MS Office
2 25 (59.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) LAN
2 9 (21.43%) DNS
3 8 (19.05%) WAN
4 6 (14.29%) DHCP
5 3 (7.14%) FTP
5 3 (7.14%) HTTP
5 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.14%) SMTP
5 3 (7.14%) SSL
5 3 (7.14%) Firewall
6 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 2 (4.76%) VoIP
7 1 (2.38%) Extranet
7 1 (2.38%) OpenScape
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Law
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Service Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.90%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.38%) Server Support
8 1 (2.38%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Storage Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.38%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) ITIL
2 17 (40.48%) Service Management
3 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
5 1 (2.38%) Validation
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.38%) Network Management
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.38%) Coaching
5 1 (2.38%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) MCITP
6 3 (7.14%) MCSE
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.76%) MCSA
8 1 (2.38%) CCA
8 1 (2.38%) Degree
8 1 (2.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (9.52%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.38%) XenServer
6 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) OpenView
2 16 (38.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (9.52%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (97.62%) Microsoft
2 19 (45.24%) HP
3 16 (38.10%) Lotus
4 10 (23.81%) VMware
5 7 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (4.76%) McAfee
8 1 (2.38%) Siemens
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) Sophos
8 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
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