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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 119 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing MCP 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 2.11% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £145 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -49.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £227 £253
% change year-on-year
+21.04% -10.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.85 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% +25.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.97 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £21.72 £14.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £13.34
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +16.23%
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
460 285 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.89% 13.50% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 156 189
Average daily rate £334 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 25
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -17.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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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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 +2 7 £250 - 1
Coventry -4 1 - - 3
Shropshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) MCSE
3 7 (36.84%) MS Office
4 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
5 5 (26.32%) SCCM
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) A+ Certification
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) MCITP
7 3 (15.79%) Workflow
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) DNS
7 3 (15.79%) Google
7 3 (15.79%) MCTS
7 3 (15.79%) SCVMM
7 3 (15.79%) PowerShell

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
3 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Help Desk Support Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Help Desk Support
1 4 (21.05%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) WCF
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Statistics
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Workflow
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) TDD
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Line Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
3 1 (5.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) A+ Certification
3 4 (21.05%) MCITP
4 3 (15.79%) MCTS
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) CNE
5 2 (10.53%) Novell Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.26%) MCAD
6 1 (5.26%) MCSD
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.26%) Sysprep
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Google
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Facebook
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