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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 123 121 105
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs citing MCP 11 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.22% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 1.21% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate £250 £108 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% -49.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.09% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.93 £13.06 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.98% -12.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+64.07% -3.70%
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
609 497 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.15% 18.57% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 268 200
Average daily rate £380 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 34
Average hourly rate £18.28 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.08% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.80 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Warwickshire 0 5 £275 +154.62%
Birmingham +1 3 £250 -
Dudley - 2 £90 - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) MCSE
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Office 365
5 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
6 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Driving Licence
8 4 (19.05%) AirWatch
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Service Management
9 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
9 3 (14.29%) ITSM
9 3 (14.29%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) VoIP
9 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 3 (14.29%) Apple
9 3 (14.29%) NHS
9 3 (14.29%) CCNA
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (14.29%) Time Management
9 3 (14.29%) Google
9 3 (14.29%) Software Licensing

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Google Apps
3 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Desktop Support
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (19.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) IT Support
5 4 (19.05%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (19.05%) IT Technician
5 4 (19.05%) Support Technician
6 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Technician
6 3 (14.29%) Desktop Technician
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Licensing Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Driving Licence
3 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (14.29%) NHS
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) ITSM
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
2 3 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 3 (14.29%) Software Licensing
2 3 (14.29%) Time Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Contingency Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) People Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) ISEB
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Apple
2 3 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (9.52%) Dell
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Kaspersky
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Acronis
4 1 (4.76%) Altiris
4 1 (4.76%) Aruba
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy