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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 62 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.50% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 2.34% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £250 - £213
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+64.07% -3.70%
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
180 171 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.47% 21.16% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 113 62
Average daily rate £373 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 April 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Aruba
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Acronis
5 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Degree

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Domino
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
1 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Acronis
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) IBM