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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 112 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing MCP 10 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.86% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 4.95% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate £150 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £274 £239
% change year-on-year
+14.15% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
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
515 384 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.18% 17.38% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 197 150
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.00 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry - 7 £150 -
Birmingham -6 3 - - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (85.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) MCSE
3 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) ITIL
5 7 (25.93%) LAN
5 7 (25.93%) Office 365
5 7 (25.93%) Driving Licence
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (22.22%) MCITP
6 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 6 (22.22%) CISSP
6 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 5 (18.52%) WAN
7 5 (18.52%) MS Office
7 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
7 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business
8 4 (14.81%) SCCM
8 4 (14.81%) JSP 440
8 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
8 4 (14.81%) Citrix
8 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
8 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (14.81%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) Migration
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (18.52%) Skype for Business
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LAN
2 5 (18.52%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) Network Security
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) German Language
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Desktop Support
2 8 (29.63%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 5 (18.52%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Desktop Support
4 5 (18.52%) Senior IT Support
4 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Support Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Driving Licence
2 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Time Management
3 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.70%) Line Management
5 1 (3.70%) People Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) MCSE
3 6 (22.22%) CISSP
3 6 (22.22%) MCITP
4 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) APMP
7 2 (7.41%) CISMP
7 2 (7.41%) MCSA
8 1 (3.70%) CNE
8 1 (3.70%) Degree
8 1 (3.70%) MCDST
8 1 (3.70%) NCIE
8 1 (3.70%) Novell Certification
8 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (7.41%) Lotus
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) Altiris
5 1 (3.70%) Aruba
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.70%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy