Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 2018 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 148 153
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 -28
Contract jobs citing MCP 19 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.68% 0.064% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 0.43% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Manchester median daily rate £223 £130 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.15% -69.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £343
90th Percentile £373 £140 £468
North West median daily rate £130 £120 £213
% change year-on-year +8.33% -43.53% +93.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 - -
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% -7.35% +54.55%

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 Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 409 468 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.60% 15.02% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 275 266
Manchester median daily rate £379 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +13.33% +2.04%
10th Percentile £177 £192 £250
90th Percentile £626 £608 £500
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 8 8
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £28.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.30% +63.77% +32.69%
10th Percentile £13.58 £13.60 £12.83
90th Percentile £55.50 £39.60 £40.66
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £31.51
% change year-on-year +16.07% -11.14% +62.01%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Manchester

MCP
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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Salford - 13 £120 -
Wigan - 2 - -
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 17 (89.47%) ITIL
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Service Management
3 14 (73.68%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (73.68%) Publishing
3 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
4 13 (68.42%) Management Information System
5 8 (42.11%) C
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) CCNA
7 2 (10.53%) Juniper
7 2 (10.53%) NHS
7 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) CISSP
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (10.53%) MCSE
7 2 (10.53%) MCSA
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) SSL

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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Junos
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) MPLS
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) VLAN
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) ADSL
2 1 (5.26%) Broadband
General
1 14 (73.68%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
1 13 (68.42%) Service Analyst
1 13 (68.42%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) IT Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) PC Support
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) ITIL
2 15 (78.95%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CISSP
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
2 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) Juniper
2 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.26%) VMware