Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 56 56
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.17% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.66% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Merseyside median daily rate - £350 -
North West median daily rate £440 £120 £165
% change year-on-year +266.67% -27.27% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £17.22 £15.15 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.67% -5.34% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 86 152 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.52% 25.63% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 88 99
Merseyside median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -4.48%
10th Percentile £177 £277 £252
90th Percentile £438 £525 £700
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £19.50 - £22.50
10th Percentile £17.73 - £13.63
90th Percentile £22.68 - £26.97
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +48.88%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Merseyside

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Merseyside

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Merseyside