Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 April 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)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 177 219
Rank change year-on-year -21 +42 -41
Contract jobs citing MCP 20 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 1.87% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
North West median daily rate £120 £125 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -64.29% +218.18%
England median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +30.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 1
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.94% +18.52% +17.39%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £30.06 £16.50 £14.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +20.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,026 1,016 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.80% 18.88% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 555 858
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.31%
10th Percentile £210 £236 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 107 77
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +1.27% +57.25%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.30 £15.85
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £23.44 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.88% +9.09% +37.50%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the North West

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in the North West

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in the North West

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the North West over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MCP in the North West

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 April 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
Manchester +4 19 £120 - 3
Lancashire -6 1 - -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (80.00%) ITIL
4 15 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (75.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (70.00%) Publishing
5 14 (70.00%) Service Management
6 13 (65.00%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (60.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (40.00%) C
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (15.00%) VMware
11 2 (10.00%) AirWatch
11 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
11 2 (10.00%) SCCM
11 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
11 2 (10.00%) SLA
11 2 (10.00%) Citrix
11 2 (10.00%) MCSE
11 2 (10.00%) LAN
11 2 (10.00%) WAN
12 1 (5.00%) DHCP
12 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
12 1 (5.00%) VPN
12 1 (5.00%) DNS
12 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
12 1 (5.00%) ADSL
12 1 (5.00%) Broadband

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) ADSL
2 1 (5.00%) Broadband
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
General
1 14 (70.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
1 14 (70.00%) Service Analyst
1 14 (70.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) IT Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.00%) PC Support
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) ITIL
2 14 (70.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Case Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.00%) ITSM
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) MCDST
4 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) AirWatch
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow