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 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 65 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.12% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 0.51% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £188 - £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £286 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +9.09%
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
187 198 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.44% 24.24% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 136 87
Median daily rate £375 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% -16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCP 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCP.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Domino
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
2 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) IT Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Acronis
3 1 (14.29%) Aruba
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) IBM