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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 140 111 138
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +27
Contract jobs citing MCITP 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 1.80% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate £325 £200 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -51.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £20.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-26.87% +26.98%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1034 666 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.22% 28.63% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 365 597
Average daily rate £350 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 42 94
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCITP
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -8 2 £325 +62.50%
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (50.00%) SCOM
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) MCDST
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (25.00%) HP

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (25.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) MCDST
3 3 (37.50%) MCSA
4 2 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) CCENT
4 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 2 (25.00%) MCSM
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) ARCserve
3 2 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Veeam
2 2 (25.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (12.50%) Dell