The first table below looks at the demand for MCITP in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCITP over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 135 104 126
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +22
Contract jobs citing MCITP 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.08% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £175 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.85% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.09 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.88% -2.48%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
853 650 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.05% 30.36% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 363 413
Average daily rate £375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 44 63
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCITP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCITP across the South West region.

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCITP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

MCITP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCITP across the South West region.

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Somerset - 4 £325 - 1
Bristol -22 2 £320 -11.72%
Wiltshire -4 1 £163 -7.14% 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
MCITP
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MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (88.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (77.78%) MCSE
4 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 5 (55.56%) HP
5 5 (55.56%) SAN
6 4 (44.44%) MCP
6 4 (44.44%) UNIX
6 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (33.33%) SCOM
7 3 (33.33%) Service Management
7 3 (33.33%) assyst
7 3 (33.33%) Oracle
7 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (22.22%) Juniper
8 2 (22.22%) Apple
8 2 (22.22%) EMC
8 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (88.89%) MS Exchange
1 8 (88.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
1 1 (11.11%) InstallShield
1 1 (11.11%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Front Office
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Meru Networks