The table below looks at the statistics for MCITP in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCITP over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 142 116 100
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs citing MCITP 2 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.058% 0.55% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 2.82% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
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£325 £225 £136
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +65.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £223 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £225 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £248 £255
% change year-on-year
+46.58% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £14.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -21.12%
MCITP
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
757 532 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.06% 19.46% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 216 198
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 39
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £36.53 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCITP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCITP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Cheshire +1 1 £250 +12.35% 6
Manchester -19 1 £400 +77.77% 5
Merseyside - - - - 2
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) MCTS
4 9 (47.37%) ITIL
4 9 (47.37%) MCSE
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) EMC
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) MCSA
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) CCNP
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco
7 5 (26.32%) IBM
7 5 (26.32%) CCIP
7 5 (26.32%) CCNA
7 5 (26.32%) CCDP
7 5 (26.32%) IBM Certification
7 5 (26.32%) Apple
7 5 (26.32%) HP
7 5 (26.32%) RHCE
7 5 (26.32%) MCDST
7 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (26.32%) ACSA
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) ACSP
7 5 (26.32%) RHCSA
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) Android
8 4 (21.05%) Network Security
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (21.05%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
3 2 (10.53%) DMZ
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) QlikView
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
1 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Network Manager
1 5 (26.32%) Security Manager
1 5 (26.32%) Network Security Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Android
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) People Management
4 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) MCTS
3 9 (47.37%) MCSE
4 6 (31.58%) MCSA
4 6 (31.58%) CCNP
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (26.32%) RHCSA
5 5 (26.32%) ACSP
5 5 (26.32%) CCIP
5 5 (26.32%) CCNA
5 5 (26.32%) CCDP
5 5 (26.32%) IBM Certification
5 5 (26.32%) ACSA
5 5 (26.32%) MCDST
5 5 (26.32%) RHCE
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (15.79%) MCP
7 2 (10.53%) CCEA
7 2 (10.53%) CCEE
7 2 (10.53%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Legato
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) EMC
3 5 (26.32%) Apple
3 5 (26.32%) IBM
3 5 (26.32%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Avaya
6 2 (10.53%) Wyse
6 2 (10.53%) AppSense
7 1 (5.26%) VMware
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