The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 135 101 122
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +21
Contract jobs citing MCITP 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.61% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
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 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £278 £320
% change year-on-year
+17.11% -13.28%
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%
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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
915 660 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.91% 29.88% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 360 420
Average daily rate £383 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £256 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 72
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £43.50
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 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 21 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 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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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 -
Bristol -18 2 £320 -11.72% 2
Wiltshire -17 1 £163 -7.14% 1
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) SAN
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 4 (57.14%) UNIX
4 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Oracle
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Service Management
5 3 (42.86%) assyst
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) SLA
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) EMC
6 2 (28.57%) Juniper

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
1 1 (14.29%) InstallShield
1 1 (14.29%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Support
1 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
1 1 (14.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) MCP
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks