The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 54 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 1.04% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 5.10% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-13.61% -1.26%
MCP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 157 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.45% 20.44% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 82 54
Average daily rate £345 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Birmingham region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) Veeam
4 3 (50.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (33.33%) MCTS
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) MCSA
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 8

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Veeam