Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 129 134
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing MCP 16 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.55% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 3.78% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Manchester median daily rate £450 £345 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +109.09% -5.71%
10th Percentile £435 £277 £148
90th Percentile £544 £374 £686
North West median daily rate £450 £301 £205
% change year-on-year +49.38% +46.95% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% -28.00% +20.97%
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year +18.52% +17.39% -20.69%

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 418 529 570
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.89% 14.49% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 269 265
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% +4.62%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £205
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.44% +3.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 25
Manchester median hourly rate £14.83 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -3.33% -7.09%
10th Percentile £9.76 £11.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £42.50 £38.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £41.37 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.30% +19.90% +91.67%

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 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

MCP
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 25 July 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
Wigan - 3 - -
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
5 7 (43.75%) Office 365
5 7 (43.75%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (43.75%) DHCP
5 7 (43.75%) DNS
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (43.75%) Password Management
6 6 (37.50%) MCSE
7 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
8 4 (25.00%) MCITP
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
9 3 (18.75%) Project Management

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 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DHCP
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) PC Support
2 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
3 3 (18.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
1 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (43.75%) Identity Access Management
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
1 7 (43.75%) Password Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) MCITP
5 3 (18.75%) MCTS
6 2 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) iManage
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Xerox