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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 107 117 130
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing MCITP 25 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.56% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.19% 3.20% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £226 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £278 £320
% change year-on-year
+17.11% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.09 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.97% -26.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.09 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.88% -2.48%
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
597 500 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.77% 17.43% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 234 319
Average daily rate £340 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £18.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 +14 14 £303 +34.44% 2
Manchester -11 10 £275 - 6
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) Windows
3 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
4 23 (65.71%) MCSE
4 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (62.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
7 17 (48.57%) MCTS
8 16 (45.71%) VMware
9 15 (42.86%) DNS
10 13 (37.14%) SQL
10 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
10 13 (37.14%) SAN
10 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
11 12 (34.29%) .NET
11 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
11 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
11 12 (34.29%) Symantec
11 12 (34.29%) Clustering
11 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (34.29%) Load Balancing
11 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
11 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (34.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (31.43%) IIS
12 11 (31.43%) MCP
13 9 (25.71%) MCSA
13 9 (25.71%) Backup Exec
14 8 (22.86%) ITIL

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
1 12 (34.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (31.43%) IIS
3 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) DNS
2 13 (37.14%) SAN
2 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (8.57%) VPN
4 3 (8.57%) LAN
4 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.71%) Internet
5 2 (5.71%) DSL
5 2 (5.71%) NAS
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSI
1 2 (5.71%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (17.14%) Support Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Administrator
5 3 (8.57%) IT Support
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (62.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Load Balancing
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
4 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (65.71%) MCSE
3 17 (48.57%) MCTS
4 11 (31.43%) MCP
5 9 (25.71%) MCSA
6 6 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (11.43%) Degree
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.57%) CCNA
8 3 (8.57%) VCP5
9 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.86%) CCA
10 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (2.86%) CCNP
10 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
3 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
6 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Backup Exec
2 7 (20.00%) SCCM
3 5 (14.29%) SCOM
4 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 12 (34.29%) Symantec
4 7 (20.00%) Cisco
5 6 (17.14%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) Juniper
7 4 (11.43%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Sophos
8 3 (8.57%) Veeam
9 2 (5.71%) Meru Networks
9 2 (5.71%) Apple
9 2 (5.71%) McAfee
9 2 (5.71%) Adobe
9 2 (5.71%) EMC
10 1 (2.86%) NetApp
10 1 (2.86%) Dell