Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 197 150
Rank change year-on-year +25 -47 +12
Contract jobs citing MCP 15 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.23% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.11% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 21
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £320 £128 £140
90th Percentile £449 £413 £475
England median daily rate £275 £289 £300
% change year-on-year -4.76% -3.75% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 £11.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.27% -33.66%
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.06 £15.50
% change year-on-year -15.01% +10.06% -8.82%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 861 1262 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.93% 20.60% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 696 501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £525 £544 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 42 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +44.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.53 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.38 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the West Midlands

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in the West Midlands

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in the West Midlands

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +18 6 - -
Birmingham - 5 £350 - 1
Warwickshire +1 4 £388 +216.33%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (46.67%) SLA
4 6 (40.00%) MCSE
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Line Management
4 6 (40.00%) Ticket Management
5 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) Firewall
8 2 (13.33%) ITSM
8 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Network Security
8 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Document Management
8 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) IT Support
2 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 5 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) IT Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Analyst
5 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
6 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 2 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Line Management
1 6 (40.00%) Ticket Management
2 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Document Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITSM
4 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
5 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Server Building
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCA
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) SLA
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) BMC
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (13.33%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) AppSense