The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 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 Developer (MCPD)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCPD 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £450
% change year-on-year - -13.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MCPD 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 208 261 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.11% 14.24% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 127 122
Median daily rate £425 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £263 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 16
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in Manchester

MCPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCPD in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Foundation
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4

MCPD
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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Foundation
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Architect
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft