The table below looks at the statistics for MCITP in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCITP over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 67 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing MCITP 1 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.52% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 2.30% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £223 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +64.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £249 £255
% change year-on-year
+40.30% -2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £13.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+15.02% -37.79%
MCITP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
214 174 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.01% 22.66% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 80 42
Average daily rate £393 £390 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% +155.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 7
Average hourly rate £19.23 £25.04 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.22% +34.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.50 £18.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £35.32 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCITP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCITP across the Cheshire region.

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCITP across the Cheshire region.

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 £250 - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
MCITP
North West

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCITP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCITP.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Legato
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) QlikView
4 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCITP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCITP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCA
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Legato
1 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco