The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
England / North West
Rank 130 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCPD 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - £488
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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 492 801 727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.92% 20.87% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 397 335
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 50 67
Median hourly rate £42.24 £40.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -19.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

MCPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCPD in the North West

MCPD
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 MCPD within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 1 £425 -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region with a requirement for MCPD.

1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Foundation
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013

MCPD
Top Related 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 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Foundation
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft