Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 102 76
Rank change year-on-year +8 -26 +6
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.066% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 0.32% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £125 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -58.33% +7.14%
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 £11.28
% change year-on-year - +15.27% -33.66%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 259 308 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.66% 20.25% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 186 157
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £235 £250 £179
90th Percentile £500 £525 £527
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -46.85% +95.89%
10th Percentile £13.85 £15.45 £9.67
90th Percentile £37.25 £25.00 £47.78
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +42.91%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 19 November 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 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) BMC
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Document Management
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) CCA

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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) IT Support
2 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Server Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Document Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CCA
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) BMC
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) AppSense
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware