The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 April 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 / Manchester
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 93 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.43% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 2.08% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £340 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +119.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £263
% change year-on-year -11.29% +18.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £21.33 £13.00
% change year-on-year -32.02% +64.07%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 214 240 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.43% 13.26% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 118 125
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Manchester

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 3 - - 1
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCP.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) iPad
4 3 (42.86%) MCTS
4 3 (42.86%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Life Science
6 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Confluence
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
1 3 (42.86%) PC Support
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
1 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
Wigan
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