The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD 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 MCPD over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank - 134 115
Contract jobs citing MCPD 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.097% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.49% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £352
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
811 610 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.91% 19.77% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 298 197
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 81 35
Average hourly rate £38.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.00 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.15 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCPD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCPD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCPD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCPD
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) AMQP
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing MCPD 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 MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) WinForms
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Atlassian