Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCITP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 215 208
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7 -52
Contract jobs citing MCITP 11 3 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.044% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 0.24% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 18
North West median daily rate £259 £210 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -44.00% +18.58%
10th Percentile £170 £205 £154
90th Percentile £280 £215 £433
England median daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
North West median hourly rate £15.69 - £24.14
10th Percentile £15.35 - £15.77
90th Percentile £16.04 - £36.38
England median hourly rate £16.10 £13.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.81% -25.71% +12.90%

MCITP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 989 1267 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.32% 18.47% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 748 952
North West median daily rate £400 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +7.24%
10th Percentile £200 £229 £253
90th Percentile £550 £597 £575
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 57 108
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +52.60%
10th Percentile £14.62 £12.13 £15.31
90th Percentile £53.60 £53.20 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCITP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCITP in the North West

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCITP in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCITP 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 6 £170 -19.05% 4
Cheshire - 3 £280 - 3
Lancashire - 1 £238 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
MCITP
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) DHCP
3 7 (63.64%) MCSA
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) Office 365
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) Apple
7 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
7 3 (27.27%) LAN
7 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 3 (27.27%) MCSE
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) Local Government
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 10

MCITP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) PBX
4 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (27.27%) Local Government
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (18.18%) Server Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Database Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) BYOD
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Life Science
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Email Filtering
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (9.09%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCSA
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) Kaseya
6 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) Veeam
6 1 (9.09%) Xerox