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 24 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 136 114
Rank change year-on-year +23 -22  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 1.00% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £363 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +88.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £425 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -54.16% +105.71%  

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 389 598 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 19.81% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 330 286
Median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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
Birmingham +12 1 £400 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
MCITP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) WSUS
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) CCDP
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering

MCITP
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) CCDP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (20.00%) UAG
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) WSUS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) VMware