Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 182 169
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 +27
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 1.60% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
West Midlands median daily rate £105 £140 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -56.92% +73.33%
10th Percentile £94 £125 £231
90th Percentile £139 £429 £348
England median daily rate £325 £275 £320
% change year-on-year +18.18% -14.06% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.65 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +13.21% -1.50%
England median hourly rate £14.25 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.56% +1.67% -18.92%

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 919 1,000 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.96% 19.42% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 521 458
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £424 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +2.79% +7.84%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £229
90th Percentile £600 £550 £527
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 55 41
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.71 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.01% -15.56% +15.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.00 £36.56
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +9.09%

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 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 15 July 2019. 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 -2 2 - -
Coventry -5 2 £100 -80.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Tipton - 1 £140 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCP.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) CNE
3 3 (42.86%) Novell Certification
3 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (14.29%) Sophos
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013

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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Field Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
3 3 (42.86%) CNE
3 3 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Novell Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Veeam