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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 135 130 113
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing MCITP 9 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.21% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.15% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 14
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£375 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 - £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.25 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.39% +11.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.95 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £31.00 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -30.95%
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
630 520 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.50% 18.36% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 237 275
Average daily rate £365 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.63 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.61 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCITP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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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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
Manchester -7 6 £375 - 4
Cheshire +12 3 £385 - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) MCSE
2 21 (61.76%) MCTS
3 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
5 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (41.18%) MCSA
7 14 (41.18%) ITIL
8 12 (35.29%) DNS
9 11 (32.35%) MCP
9 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
9 11 (32.35%) VMware
10 10 (29.41%) SQL
10 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
10 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
11 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (26.47%) .NET
11 9 (26.47%) SAN
11 9 (26.47%) Clustering
11 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (23.53%) Load Balancing
12 8 (23.53%) EMC
12 8 (23.53%) Citrix
12 8 (23.53%) IIS
12 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
12 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
13 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (23.53%) IIS
1 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
3 9 (26.47%) SAN
4 6 (17.65%) WAN
5 4 (11.76%) Network Security
5 4 (11.76%) DHCP
5 4 (11.76%) LAN
6 2 (5.88%) Wireless
6 2 (5.88%) DMZ
7 1 (2.94%) VLAN
7 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.94%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Administrator
2 6 (17.65%) Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Network Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Network Security Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Security Manager
4 4 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Support Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Life Science
2 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.76%) Android
4 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) People Management
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.94%) CRM
6 1 (2.94%) ETL
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (2.94%) Time Management
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
1 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) VB
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (61.76%) MCSE
2 21 (61.76%) MCTS
3 14 (41.18%) MCSA
4 11 (32.35%) MCP
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (17.65%) CCNP
6 6 (17.65%) CCNA
7 5 (14.71%) CCDP
7 5 (14.71%) CCIP
7 5 (14.71%) RHCE
7 5 (14.71%) IBM Certification
7 5 (14.71%) MCDST
7 5 (14.71%) ACSA
7 5 (14.71%) ACSP
7 5 (14.71%) RHCSA
8 3 (8.82%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (5.88%) CCA
10 1 (2.94%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
2 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) XenServer
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) SCOM
2 4 (11.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) Legato
3 1 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) EMC
3 8 (23.53%) Citrix
4 7 (20.59%) Cisco
4 7 (20.59%) HP
4 7 (20.59%) Apple
4 7 (20.59%) Symantec
5 5 (14.71%) IBM
6 4 (11.76%) Sophos
6 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.82%) Avaya
7 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.88%) Meru Networks
8 2 (5.88%) Juniper
8 2 (5.88%) McAfee
9 1 (2.94%) NetApp
9 1 (2.94%) Dell
9 1 (2.94%) Wyse
9 1 (2.94%) AppSense