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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% 1.15% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 6.14% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £263 £239
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
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
144 114 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.27% 18.66% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 60 43
Average daily rate £375 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £29.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +141.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) German Language
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Aruba
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware