The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 66 63
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 1.16% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £325 £188 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £305 £285
% change year-on-year +3.27% +7.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £15.50
% change year-on-year -24.98% +37.61%  

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 89 172 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.47% 21.00% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 125 131
Median daily rate £394 £385 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +13.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Birmingham

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Birmingham

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCP.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) WebEx
2 1 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Equitrac
2 1 (50.00%) Break/Fix

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) WebEx
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (50.00%) Server Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Server Building
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Equitrac
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft