The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCITP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 124 105
Rank change year-on-year +8 -19  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 2 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.087% 0.22% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 1.07% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Median daily rate £381 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.85% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £425 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £520 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -12.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.71 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.71 £28.75
% change year-on-year +6.88% -34.91%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 563 446
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.45% 20.89% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 316 226
Median daily rate £375 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MCITP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in the West Midlands

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCITP in the West Midlands

MCITP
Contractor 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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCITP 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Herefordshire -12 1 £338 -20.58% 2
Shropshire - 1 £425 -
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) Migration
4 5 (55.56%) SCOM
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (55.56%) Office 365
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
5 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
5 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications
5 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (44.44%) Yammer
5 4 (44.44%) Skype
5 4 (44.44%) OneDrive
5 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Email Filtering
5 4 (44.44%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (44.44%) Nagios
5 4 (44.44%) Identity Management
5 4 (44.44%) PKI
5 4 (44.44%) Kerberos
5 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
5 4 (44.44%) PBX
5 4 (44.44%) VoIP
5 4 (44.44%) LDAP

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 4 (44.44%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (44.44%) OneDrive
2 4 (44.44%) Yammer
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) Kerberos
2 4 (44.44%) LDAP
2 4 (44.44%) PBX
2 4 (44.44%) Skype
2 4 (44.44%) Unified Communications
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Azure Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Database Manager
2 1 (11.11%) DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Implementation Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
2 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Email Filtering
2 4 (44.44%) Identity Management
2 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (44.44%) Patch Management
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
5 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) MCTS
4 1 (11.11%) CCDP
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCOM
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (44.44%) Nagios
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow