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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 105 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing MCP 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 2.16% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.06 £18.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.43% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.79 £16.60
% change year-on-year
-13.61% +1.11%
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
440 464 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.64% 17.89% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 219 154
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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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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
Birmingham +5 5 £300 +20.00%
Shropshire -4 2 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) ITSM
6 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
6 3 (23.08%) Veeam
6 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
6 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
6 3 (23.08%) MCTS
7 2 (15.38%) MCITP
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (15.38%) Local Government
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Deployment Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) MCTS
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
4 2 (15.38%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Veeam
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Google