The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 38 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 2.67% 4.68% 3.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.71% 10.81% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£120 - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £218
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
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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 Warrington region.

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
56 74 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 24.89% 43.27% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 10
Average daily rate £450 £510 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +277.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

MCP
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 19 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 19 (100.00%) SLA
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) OpenView
1 19 (100.00%) HP
1 19 (100.00%) MS Office
1 19 (100.00%) ITIL
1 19 (100.00%) Service Management
2 18 (94.74%) IBM Notes
2 18 (94.74%) Lotus
2 18 (94.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Finance
5 1 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 18 (94.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (100.00%) MS Office
1 19 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Analyst
2 16 (84.21%) Service Analyst
2 16 (84.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) ITIL
1 19 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.26%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 19 (100.00%) OpenView
2 18 (94.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) HP
2 18 (94.74%) Lotus