Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 174 203
Rank change year-on-year -2 +29 -51
Contract jobs citing MCP 27 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 1.48% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 9
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £320 £122
90th Percentile £450 £449 £453
England median daily rate £200 £275 £288
% change year-on-year -27.27% -4.35% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 - £13.00
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year +9.31% -15.01% +3.39%

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 978 812 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.23% 17.55% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 455 713
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £210 £223 £250
90th Percentile £538 £524 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 44
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% +12.24% -20.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £30.54 £50.00 £42.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -5.66% +4.70% +12.49%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +19 11 - -
Herefordshire - 6 £375 -
West Bromwich - 2 £140 -
Birmingham -3 1 £160 -54.29% 1
Coventry - 1 £500 -
Solihull - 1 £122 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 26 (96.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) MCSE
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 14 (51.85%) Windows
5 12 (44.44%) ITIL
5 12 (44.44%) Apple
5 12 (44.44%) A+ Certification
5 12 (44.44%) MCDST
6 11 (40.74%) Google
6 11 (40.74%) Smartphone
6 11 (40.74%) NVQ Level 3
6 11 (40.74%) Android
6 11 (40.74%) Break/Fix
7 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
7 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
9 6 (22.22%) APMP
9 6 (22.22%) JSP 440
9 6 (22.22%) CISMP
9 6 (22.22%) MCITP
9 6 (22.22%) Military
9 6 (22.22%) CISSP
9 6 (22.22%) Project Management
9 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
10 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
10 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
10 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
10 5 (18.52%) Cisco
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V

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 (18.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (22.22%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Technical Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Smartphone
2 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
2 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Android
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Break/Fix
3 10 (37.04%) Service Delivery
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
6 5 (18.52%) Coaching
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Line Management
6 5 (18.52%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery Management
6 5 (18.52%) Software Deployment
7 4 (14.81%) SOA
8 3 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (7.41%) Migration
10 1 (3.70%) ERP
10 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (96.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) MCSE
3 12 (44.44%) A+ Certification
3 12 (44.44%) MCDST
4 11 (40.74%) NVQ Level 3
5 6 (22.22%) APMP
5 6 (22.22%) CISMP
5 6 (22.22%) CISSP
5 6 (22.22%) MCITP
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) MCSA
8 2 (7.41%) MCTS
9 1 (3.70%) ACDT
9 1 (3.70%) ACHDS
9 1 (3.70%) ACTC
9 1 (3.70%) Degree
9 1 (3.70%) MCSM
9 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SafeCom
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
1 5 (18.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) Apple
3 11 (40.74%) Google
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) Wyse
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle