The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 119 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -26
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.27% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 1.35% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £125 £150 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -58.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.93% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +43.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
463 520 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.26% 19.73% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 279 206
Median daily rate £375 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +23.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 54
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the West Midlands region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the West Midlands region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £125 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (69.23%) CCNA
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) CCSA
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 7 (53.85%) VPN
2 7 (53.85%) CEH
2 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (53.85%) GCIH
2 7 (53.85%) GCFA
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SIEM
2 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (53.85%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (46.15%) Forensic Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (46.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (46.15%) Disk Encryption
3 6 (46.15%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (46.15%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 5 (38.46%) Big Data
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
1 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (53.85%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) Kerberos
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) X.500
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (46.15%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (23.08%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 2 (15.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
1 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (53.85%) Security Monitoring
1 7 (53.85%) SIEM
2 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) Disk Encryption
2 6 (46.15%) Forensic Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
2 6 (46.15%) Malware Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CCNA
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCSA
2 7 (53.85%) CEH
2 7 (53.85%) GCFA
2 7 (53.85%) GCIH
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk