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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 106 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 2.93% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +107.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £171 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £395 £167
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £160
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £11.70 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.05 £18.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.66%
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
441 273 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.41% 13.33% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 169 135
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 8 33
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £23.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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
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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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 £310 +12.72% 1
Warwickshire -7 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Coventry -6 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 17 (80.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) MCSE
5 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
6 6 (28.57%) MS Office
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (19.05%) MCTS
8 4 (19.05%) SCCM
8 4 (19.05%) MCSA
8 4 (19.05%) ITSM
9 3 (14.29%) McAfee
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 3 (14.29%) SLA
9 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (9.52%) Local Government
10 2 (9.52%) Google
10 2 (9.52%) XenApp
10 2 (9.52%) SAP Basis
10 2 (9.52%) MCITP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) MS Project
4 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Architect
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Basis
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) WCF
2 1 (4.76%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Statistics
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) TDD
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.76%) BDD
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MCSE
3 4 (19.05%) MCTS
3 4 (19.05%) MCSA
4 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (9.52%) MCITP
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (9.52%) HNC
5 2 (9.52%) CNE
5 2 (9.52%) Novell Certification
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.76%) MCAD
6 1 (4.76%) MCSD
6 1 (4.76%) CCA
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.76%) CCEA
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Sysprep
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) McAfee
4 2 (9.52%) Google
4 2 (9.52%) Brocade
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Sophos
5 1 (4.76%) Websense
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.76%) Facebook
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