Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 173 194
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 -49
Contract jobs citing MCP 32 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 1.95% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 12
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% +113.33%
10th Percentile £127 £325 £122
90th Percentile £433 £451 £413
England median daily rate £200 £275 £290
% change year-on-year -27.27% -5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 - -
England median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.92% -11.25% -

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 1,009 819 1,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.46% 17.02% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 453 696
West Midlands median daily rate £414 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.43% +6.69%
10th Percentile £221 £195 £232
90th Percentile £547 £525 £541
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £30.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.89% +37.08% -29.23%
10th Percentile £14.58 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.90 £50.00 £43.25
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +0.48% -1.96% +7.37%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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
Warwickshire +17 11 - -
Herefordshire - 8 £375 -
Solihull - 3 £122 -
Birmingham +2 2 £180 -48.57% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £140 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) MCSE
3 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (56.25%) Windows
5 17 (53.13%) ITIL
6 12 (37.50%) Apple
6 12 (37.50%) A+ Certification
6 12 (37.50%) MCDST
7 11 (34.38%) Google
7 11 (34.38%) Smartphone
7 11 (34.38%) NVQ Level 3
7 11 (34.38%) Android
7 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
7 11 (34.38%) Break/Fix
8 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
8 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
9 9 (28.13%) CISSP
9 9 (28.13%) MCITP
10 8 (25.00%) Military
10 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (18.75%) CISMP
11 6 (18.75%) Project Management
11 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
11 6 (18.75%) JSP 440
11 6 (18.75%) APMP
11 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
11 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 6 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (15.63%) Software Deployment
12 5 (15.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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 5 (15.63%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Skype
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) Wireless
General
1 8 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) IT Support
5 2 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Smartphone
2 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Fat Client
2 5 (15.63%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Android
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Break/Fix
3 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 6 (18.75%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) Asset Management
6 5 (15.63%) Coaching
6 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Line Management
6 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery Management
6 5 (15.63%) Software Deployment
7 4 (12.50%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) SOA
8 3 (9.38%) Change Management
8 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
9 2 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) MCSE
3 12 (37.50%) A+ Certification
3 12 (37.50%) MCDST
4 11 (34.38%) NVQ Level 3
5 9 (28.13%) CISSP
5 9 (28.13%) MCITP
6 6 (18.75%) APMP
6 6 (18.75%) CISMP
6 6 (18.75%) DV Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (9.38%) MCSA
8 3 (9.38%) MCTS
9 2 (6.25%) Degree
10 1 (3.13%) ACDT
10 1 (3.13%) ACHDS
10 1 (3.13%) ACTC
10 1 (3.13%) MCSM
10 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (15.63%) Terminal Services
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SafeCom
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
1 5 (15.63%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Apple
3 11 (34.38%) Google
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) Wyse
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.13%) Lotus
6 1 (3.13%) Mitel
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Sophos