Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 173 196
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23 -29
Contract jobs citing MCP 17 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 0.62% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
West Midlands median daily rate £140 £325 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.92% +73.33% -37.50%
10th Percentile £125 £231 £88
90th Percentile £429 £348 £309
England median daily rate £275 £315 £298
% change year-on-year -12.70% +5.88% +19.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £14.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -1.50% +8.87%
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £19.10
% change year-on-year +1.67% -21.47% +23.23%

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 1,012 808 1,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.46% 18.29% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 454 711
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £244
90th Percentile £550 £536 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £23.13 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.16% +23.33% -35.34%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £39.13 £37.67 £43.13
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.61% +7.73% +24.49%

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 July 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 20 July 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 +5 7 - -
Shropshire - 3 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £500 -
Solihull - 1 £122 -
West Bromwich - 1 £140 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) MCSE
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) A+ Certification
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Smartphone
4 7 (41.18%) Google
4 7 (41.18%) MCDST
4 7 (41.18%) Break/Fix
5 6 (35.29%) Line Management
5 6 (35.29%) NVQ Level 3
5 6 (35.29%) Android
5 6 (35.29%) Apple
6 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) SLA
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
8 3 (17.65%) Coaching
8 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
8 3 (17.65%) Ticket Management
8 3 (17.65%) SafeCom
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
8 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco
8 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
8 3 (17.65%) Wyse

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 802.11
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) IT Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Smartphone
2 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Fat Client
2 3 (17.65%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Android
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Break/Fix
2 6 (35.29%) Line Management
3 5 (29.41%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
4 3 (17.65%) Ticket Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) MCSE
3 7 (41.18%) A+ Certification
3 7 (41.18%) MCDST
4 6 (35.29%) NVQ Level 3
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SafeCom
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Google
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Apple
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Wyse
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu
4 1 (5.88%) HP