The first table below looks at the demand for MCITP in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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 114 101 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing MCITP 6 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.30% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 1.94% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Average daily rate
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£320 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.09 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.88% -2.48%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
422 310 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.14% 15.59% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 157 174
Average daily rate £330 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.80 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £34.45 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCITP
England

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham -1 3 £320 -28.88%
Shropshire - 3 £250 - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (53.85%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (53.85%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (38.46%) HP
7 5 (38.46%) DHCP
7 5 (38.46%) DNS
7 5 (38.46%) Finance
7 5 (38.46%) Migration
8 4 (30.77%) Wireless
8 4 (30.77%) Workflow
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix
8 4 (30.77%) MCP
8 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 4 (30.77%) SCCM
9 3 (23.08%) SCVMM
9 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (23.08%) Apple
9 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
9 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (23.08%) EMC
9 3 (23.08%) Project Management
10 2 (15.38%) Symantec

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Data Migration Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Support
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Technician
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
1 1 (7.69%) Reactive Extensions
1 1 (7.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Online Security
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) MCP
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
1 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) SCVMM
3 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Apple
5 3 (23.08%) EMC
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 2 (15.38%) Meru Networks