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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 122 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.94% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 4.60% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 2
Median daily rate £320 £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £140 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £453 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £220
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +43.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Median hourly rate - £9.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
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
597 522 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.72% 20.43% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 266 228
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 54
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.76 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Shropshire - 7 £375 -
Worcestershire - 2 £130 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (66.67%) CCNA
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (50.00%) CEH
3 6 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) SIEM
3 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (50.00%) CCSA
3 6 (50.00%) GCIH
3 6 (50.00%) GCFA
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Information Security
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (41.67%) Malware Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Big Data
4 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (41.67%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Kerberos
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) LDAP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) IT Support
4 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) PKI
3 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (50.00%) SIEM
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Disk Encryption
2 5 (41.67%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CCNA
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) CCSA
3 6 (50.00%) CEH
3 6 (50.00%) GCFA
3 6 (50.00%) GCIH
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk