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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 134 113 118
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.54% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £125 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £308 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £413 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £280 £281
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +5.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.67 £16.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+29.34% +15.51%
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
581 456 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.43% 19.20% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 284 186
Median daily rate £388 £345 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 44
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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
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 1 July 2016.

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
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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Birmingham -6 2 £188 -50.00% 1
Dudley - 1 £95 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 7 (43.75%) MCSE
6 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) Google
8 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) MS Office
9 3 (18.75%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
9 3 (18.75%) Service Management
9 3 (18.75%) CCNA
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
9 3 (18.75%) ITSM
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Software Licensing
10 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (12.50%) AirWatch
10 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (12.50%) Google Apps
10 2 (12.50%) Office 365
10 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Domino
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Apps
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Licensing Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Software Licensing Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Android
6 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) ITSM
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) Software Licensing
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Contingency Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.25%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.25%) CNE
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) Novell Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 2 (12.50%) Kaspersky
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Acronis
4 1 (6.25%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) Aruba
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) IBM