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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.07% 0.30% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.97% 1.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +21.42%
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
161 103 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.55% 15.44% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 55 59
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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
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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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 7 (58.33%) MCSE
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) SCCM
3 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (25.00%) MCITP
4 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Advertising

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
1 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Architect
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCSE
3 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 3 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (8.33%) MCTS
6 1 (8.33%) MCSA
6 1 (8.33%) MCAD
6 1 (8.33%) MCSD
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Facebook