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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 52 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.79% 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.59% 1.37% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£368 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £248 £190
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +30.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +1.81%
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
109 73 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.33% 12.01% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 29
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £127 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £20.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) MCSE
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) MCSA
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) CCNA
8 1 (8.33%) Workflow
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (8.33%) Internet
8 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (8.33%) Websense
8 1 (8.33%) MS Project
8 1 (8.33%) EMC
8 1 (8.33%) Citrix
8 1 (8.33%) CCA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCA
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCEA
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Websense
3 1 (8.33%) VMware