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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 91 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing MCP 16 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 1.76% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£358 - £113
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 - £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 - £131
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £248 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.85 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +12.24%
MCP
England

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
393 284 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.17% 13.63% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 148 120
Average daily rate £337 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 2 35
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.69 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% -31.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £22.69 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 4 £425 - 2
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (86.36%) Windows
3 17 (77.27%) MCSE
4 12 (54.55%) Citrix
5 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
6 9 (40.91%) ITIL
6 9 (40.91%) MS Office
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
8 7 (31.82%) ITSM
8 7 (31.82%) SCCM
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (27.27%) SLA
9 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
10 5 (22.73%) Local Government
10 5 (22.73%) Service Management
10 5 (22.73%) XenApp
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
11 4 (18.18%) vSphere
11 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
11 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (18.18%) VMware
11 4 (18.18%) MCTS
11 4 (18.18%) MCITP
11 4 (18.18%) MCSA
11 4 (18.18%) CCA
11 4 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (18.18%) CCEA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.55%) MS Project
4 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 5 (22.73%) Local Government
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
1 7 (31.82%) Service Analyst
1 7 (31.82%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) ITSM
3 5 (22.73%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) MCSE
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (18.18%) MCTS
3 4 (18.18%) MCITP
3 4 (18.18%) MCSA
3 4 (18.18%) CCA
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CCEA
4 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (9.09%) HNC
5 2 (9.09%) CNE
5 2 (9.09%) Novell Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) XenApp
3 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Citrix
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) McAfee
4 2 (9.09%) Google
4 2 (9.09%) Brocade
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Sophos
5 1 (4.55%) Websense
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