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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 58 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 2.02% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £178
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +40.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £13.42
% change year-on-year
+6.22% +13.65%
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
117 99 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.48% 15.14% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 47
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +32.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
5 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (18.18%) MCSA
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
7 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL
7 1 (9.09%) MCAD
7 1 (9.09%) MCSD
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) MS Project
7 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) Advertising

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (9.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support
1 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Technician
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Architect
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) RESTful
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) TDD
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) BDD
2 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCSA
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCTS
5 1 (9.09%) MCAD
5 1 (9.09%) MCSD
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Websense
3 1 (9.09%) Facebook