Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 92 100
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -28
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.076% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 3.14% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Cheshire median daily rate £130 £120 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
North West median daily rate £408 £120 £120
% change year-on-year +239.58% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £17.00
North West median hourly rate £17.22 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.59% - +18.52%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 188 223 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.27% 15.50% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 142 189
Cheshire median daily rate £391 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +6.25% +9.22%
10th Percentile £214 £158 £275
90th Percentile £550 £675 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.18% -2.37%
10th Percentile £13.24 £14.43 £15.98
90th Percentile £30.20 £52.75 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +48.10% -13.99% +52.60%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cheshire

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Cheshire

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Cheshire

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 1 £130 +8.33% 1
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Lotus
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Trend Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Trend Analysis
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Lotus
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft