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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 128 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing MCITP 3 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.37% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 1.85% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £283 £298
% change year-on-year
+32.74% -5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £14.30 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £28.30 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -31.76%
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
591 542 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.79% 19.92% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 245 229
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £578 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 35
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £36.07 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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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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 -11 2 £400 +77.77% 8
Cheshire +2 1 - - 6
Merseyside - - - -
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (62.50%) MCSE
2 15 (62.50%) MCTS
3 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
6 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (41.67%) ITIL
8 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (33.33%) DNS
9 8 (33.33%) MCSA
9 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (29.17%) Clustering
10 7 (29.17%) .NET
10 7 (29.17%) Cisco
11 6 (25.00%) EMC
11 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (25.00%) IIS
11 6 (25.00%) CCNP
11 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
11 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
11 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (20.83%) RHCSA
12 5 (20.83%) ACSP
12 5 (20.83%) ACSA
12 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (25.00%) IIS
1 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) Network Security
4 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) SAN
5 2 (8.33%) DMZ
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
1 5 (20.83%) Administrator
1 5 (20.83%) Network Manager
1 5 (20.83%) Security Manager
1 5 (20.83%) Network Security Manager
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Life Science
2 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Coaching
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) ETL
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (62.50%) MCTS
2 15 (62.50%) MCSE
3 8 (33.33%) MCSA
4 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (20.83%) IBM Certification
5 5 (20.83%) ACSA
5 5 (20.83%) MCDST
5 5 (20.83%) RHCSA
5 5 (20.83%) CCIP
5 5 (20.83%) CCNA
5 5 (20.83%) CCDP
5 5 (20.83%) MCP
5 5 (20.83%) ACSP
5 5 (20.83%) RHCE
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (4.17%) CCEA
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenServer
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Legato
1 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) EMC
4 5 (20.83%) IBM
4 5 (20.83%) HP
4 5 (20.83%) Apple
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 3 (12.50%) Avaya
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) AppSense
8 1 (4.17%) Veeam
8 1 (4.17%) Symantec
8 1 (4.17%) McAfee
8 1 (4.17%) Wyse