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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 114 129 122
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing MCITP 17 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.18% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 1.01% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 12
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£400 £198 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.53% -39.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.14% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.38% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £15.50 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £31.00 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
- -28.73%
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
622 496 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.13% 17.71% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 224 270
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 36 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -2 12 £400 +102.53% 7
Cheshire +10 3 £385 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (66.67%) Windows
3 27 (64.29%) MCSE
4 26 (61.90%) MCTS
5 25 (59.52%) Active Directory
6 23 (54.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (40.48%) DNS
9 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
10 15 (35.71%) ITIL
10 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
10 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
11 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (33.33%) SQL
11 14 (33.33%) .NET
11 14 (33.33%) MCSA
11 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (33.33%) Clustering
12 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
12 13 (30.95%) Load Balancing
12 13 (30.95%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (28.57%) MCP
13 12 (28.57%) IIS
13 12 (28.57%) VMware
14 11 (26.19%) SAN
15 9 (21.43%) Symantec
15 9 (21.43%) Finance
16 8 (19.05%) EMC
16 8 (19.05%) Citrix

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 13 (30.95%) SharePoint
1 13 (30.95%) SharePoint 2010
2 12 (28.57%) IIS
3 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) DNS
2 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
3 11 (26.19%) SAN
4 6 (14.29%) WAN
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
5 4 (9.52%) LAN
5 4 (9.52%) Network Security
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless
6 2 (4.76%) DMZ
7 1 (2.38%) NAS
7 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.38%) MSI
1 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Administrator
2 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (11.90%) Network Security Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Network Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Support Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Life Science
2 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 13 (30.95%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.14%) People Management
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
7 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (2.38%) Line Management
7 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.38%) Coaching
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (64.29%) MCSE
3 26 (61.90%) MCTS
4 14 (33.33%) MCSA
5 12 (28.57%) MCP
6 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (14.29%) CCNP
7 6 (14.29%) CCNA
8 5 (11.90%) ACSP
8 5 (11.90%) RHCSA
8 5 (11.90%) CCDP
8 5 (11.90%) CCIP
8 5 (11.90%) RHCE
8 5 (11.90%) IBM Certification
8 5 (11.90%) MCDST
8 5 (11.90%) ACSA
9 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (59.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.52%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) XenServer
5 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.38%) Legato
3 1 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 9 (21.43%) Symantec
4 8 (19.05%) EMC
4 8 (19.05%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (16.67%) Apple
6 5 (11.90%) IBM
7 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 4 (9.52%) Sophos
8 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.14%) Avaya
8 3 (7.14%) Juniper
9 2 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (4.76%) Meru Networks
9 2 (4.76%) Veeam
10 1 (2.38%) NetApp
10 1 (2.38%) Dell
10 1 (2.38%) AppSense