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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 145 135 119
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing MCITP 11 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.13% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 0.63% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate £250 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £359 £268
% change year-on-year
+0.97% +34.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +20.68%
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
733 631 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.28% 20.04% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 322 235
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 8 £250 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £425 -
Manchester -18 1 £150 -62.50% 7
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 18 (62.07%) Windows
3 18 (62.07%) VMware
4 16 (55.17%) MCSE
4 16 (55.17%) DHCP
4 16 (55.17%) DNS
4 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
5 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (41.38%) MCSA
7 11 (37.93%) ITIL
7 11 (37.93%) Citrix
7 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (34.48%) CCNA
8 10 (34.48%) Cisco
8 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
9 9 (31.03%) WAN
9 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (31.03%) SCCM
10 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
10 8 (27.59%) Office 365
10 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
10 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
11 7 (24.14%) SQL
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (24.14%) vSphere
11 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
11 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (24.14%) Local Government

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Office 365
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) DHCP
1 16 (55.17%) DNS
2 9 (31.03%) WAN
3 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) LAN
4 6 (20.69%) SAN
5 5 (17.24%) WLAN
6 3 (10.34%) DMZ
6 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 7
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (24.14%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) IT Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) IT Support
3 6 (20.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Network Security Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Project Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Android
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
3 7 (24.14%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Server Building
6 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Load Testing
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.34%) Time Management
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.45%) People Management
8 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (55.17%) MCSE
3 12 (41.38%) MCSA
4 10 (34.48%) CCNA
4 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (13.79%) CCNP
6 4 (13.79%) MCTS
7 3 (10.34%) ACSA
7 3 (10.34%) ACSP
7 3 (10.34%) CCDP
7 3 (10.34%) CCEA
7 3 (10.34%) CCEE
7 3 (10.34%) CCIA
7 3 (10.34%) CCIP
7 3 (10.34%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (10.34%) MCDST
7 3 (10.34%) RHCE
7 3 (10.34%) RHCSA
7 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (24.14%) vSphere
4 4 (13.79%) XenApp
5 3 (10.34%) Terminal Server
5 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) VMware
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 10 (34.48%) Cisco
5 6 (20.69%) EMC
6 4 (13.79%) AppSense
6 4 (13.79%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
7 3 (10.34%) Apple
7 3 (10.34%) Avaya
7 3 (10.34%) IBM
7 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
7 3 (10.34%) Wyse
8 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.45%) Altiris
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec