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 3 months to 28 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 (MCP)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - - 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £255
% change year-on-year +1.61% +21.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £21.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year -27.33% +33.31%  

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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34 107 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 10.03% 32.23% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 124 92
Median daily rate £500 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £283 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £855
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £11.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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