Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 199 220
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21 -22
Contract jobs citing MCITP 10 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.78% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 14
North West median daily rate £255 £220 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.91% -15.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £113 £168 £167
90th Percentile £406 £276 £409
England median daily rate £350 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +2.94% -9.33% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
North West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £14.88 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.45% -30.81% -1.15%

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 1,052 1,027 1,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.07% 18.87% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 555 830
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £208 £240 £256
90th Percentile £575 £570 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 107 83
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +59.24%
10th Percentile £14.96 £11.30 £15.75
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £57.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +23.99%

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

MCITP
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 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCITP in the North West

MCITP
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 24 May 2018. 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 -23 5 £210 -4.55% 3
Cheshire - 4 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
MCITP
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) MCTS
5 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (30.00%) Office 365
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (30.00%) Skype
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) MCSE
7 2 (20.00%) MCSA
7 2 (20.00%) VB
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) SAN
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (10.00%) ITIL V2

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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Skype
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCTS
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (20.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) HP ASE
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MCDST
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) arcserve
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam