The table below looks at the statistics for MCITP in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCITP over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 392 400 363
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -37
Contract jobs citing MCITP 196 163 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 1.91% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 75 107
Average daily rate
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£325 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £314
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -12.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.50 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £28.13 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.09 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-1.98% -16.41%
MCITP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9525 8525 9353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.64% 17.45% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5467 4741 4910
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £544 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 444 574
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.02 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in England

MCITP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MCITP Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +3 68 £335 -10.66% 31
South East +20 51 £365 +41.74% 27
East of England -11 26 £375 +36.36% 10
North West +2 23 £300 +33.33% 15
South West -30 9 £325 +31.31% 9
Yorkshire +4 6 £266 -49.28% 7
East Midlands +1 5 - - 10
West Midlands -20 5 £320 -1.53% 6
North East - - - - 4
MCITP
UK

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 380 (98.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 273 (70.54%) Windows
3 255 (65.89%) Microsoft
4 184 (47.55%) MCSE
5 152 (39.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 146 (37.73%) Active Directory
7 136 (35.14%) VMware
8 114 (29.46%) MCTS
9 111 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 108 (27.91%) SQL Server
11 107 (27.65%) ITIL
12 104 (26.87%) MS Exchange
13 103 (26.61%) SQL
14 99 (25.58%) MS Excel
15 86 (22.22%) HP
16 85 (21.96%) Citrix
17 80 (20.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (20.41%) PowerShell
19 77 (19.90%) DNS
20 75 (19.38%) Cisco
21 73 (18.86%) MCP
22 72 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
23 70 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 68 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
24 68 (17.57%) SharePoint
25 66 (17.05%) .NET
26 62 (16.02%) SAN
26 62 (16.02%) Windows 7
27 61 (15.76%) DHCP
28 58 (14.99%) Hyper-V

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 104 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 68 (17.57%) SharePoint
2 68 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (14.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 45 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 32 (8.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 21 (5.43%) IIS
7 18 (4.65%) Lync
8 16 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.84%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.29%) JOnAS
11 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 99 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 41 (10.59%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.55%) SAP SD
2 6 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.78%) assyst
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.84%) Office 365
2 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (19.90%) DNS
2 62 (16.02%) SAN
3 61 (15.76%) DHCP
4 46 (11.89%) Firewall
5 33 (8.53%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.20%) WAN
7 23 (5.94%) Wireless
8 22 (5.68%) LAN
9 8 (2.07%) VLAN
10 7 (1.81%) Network Security
10 7 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.81%) Extranet
10 7 (1.81%) VPN
11 6 (1.55%) NAS
11 6 (1.55%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.29%) Internet
13 4 (1.03%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.03%) VoIP
14 2 (0.52%) Broadband
14 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 70 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 58 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (9.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 35 (9.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (8.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.81%) MySQL
10 7 (1.81%) DTS
10 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.29%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.78%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 19 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (1.55%) MSI
2 6 (1.55%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.78%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.52%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.26%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (11.63%) Finance
2 8 (2.07%) Banking
3 5 (1.29%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.03%) Advertising
5 3 (0.78%) Retail
5 3 (0.78%) Law
5 3 (0.78%) Legal
6 2 (0.52%) Front Office
6 2 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (15.76%) Support Engineer
2 44 (11.37%) Analyst
3 43 (11.11%) Developer
4 36 (9.30%) Administrator
5 30 (7.75%) Consultant
5 30 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 29 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (6.98%) DBA
8 25 (6.46%) SQL DBA
9 23 (5.94%) Support Analyst
10 20 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 17 (4.39%) CRM Developer
12 17 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (4.13%) Server Engineer
14 14 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (3.62%) Wintel Engineer
14 14 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 14 (3.62%) SQL Developer
15 13 (3.36%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.05%) .NET
2 35 (9.04%) HTML
3 31 (8.01%) XML
4 30 (7.75%) ASP.NET
5 24 (6.20%) JSP
6 21 (5.43%) WCF
7 20 (5.17%) Web Services
8 16 (4.13%) SOAP
8 16 (4.13%) Reactive Extensions
8 16 (4.13%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 13 (3.36%) jQuery
10 12 (3.10%) Silverlight
11 6 (1.55%) Software Packaging
11 6 (1.55%) EDI
12 4 (1.03%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.03%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.78%) HTML5
14 2 (0.52%) LINQ
14 2 (0.52%) LAMP
15 1 (0.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.89%) Clustering
2 20 (5.17%) Replication
3 16 (4.13%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.84%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.55%) EqualLogic
6 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.78%) CMDB
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.52%) Statistics
9 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.52%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.26%) Firmware
10 1 (0.26%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.26%) PDA
10 1 (0.26%) CESG
10 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 273 (70.54%) Windows
2 152 (39.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 62 (16.02%) Windows 7
5 58 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (13.44%) Windows XP
7 51 (13.18%) Linux
8 41 (10.59%) UNIX
9 13 (3.36%) Windows Vista
10 12 (3.10%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.07%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.81%) Solaris
14 5 (1.29%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.29%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.26%) Android
16 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.26%) VMS
16 1 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (27.65%) ITIL
2 57 (14.73%) Migration
3 32 (8.27%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (7.49%) CRM
5 28 (7.24%) Workflow
6 26 (6.72%) Service Management
7 23 (5.94%) Data Modelling
7 23 (5.94%) Project Management
8 22 (5.68%) Security Testing
9 21 (5.43%) Change Management
9 21 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (5.17%) Load Balancing
11 18 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (4.13%) Incident Management
13 16 (4.13%) MVVM
14 15 (3.88%) ETL
15 14 (3.62%) TDD
16 13 (3.36%) Data Migration
16 13 (3.36%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 103 (26.61%) SQL
2 79 (20.41%) PowerShell
3 40 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 31 (8.01%) C#
5 28 (7.24%) JavaScript
6 21 (5.43%) VBScript
7 18 (4.65%) VB
8 6 (1.55%) Perl
8 6 (1.55%) ABAP
9 4 (1.03%) C
10 3 (0.78%) Ruby
10 3 (0.78%) Python
11 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) Java
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 380 (98.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 184 (47.55%) MCSE
3 114 (29.46%) MCTS
4 73 (18.86%) MCP
5 72 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (14.21%) MCSA
7 52 (13.44%) Security Cleared
8 46 (11.89%) CCNA
8 46 (11.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (10.08%) Degree
9 39 (10.08%) SC Cleared
10 35 (9.04%) ISTQB
11 29 (7.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 20 (5.17%) MCDST
13 17 (4.39%) CCNP
14 16 (4.13%) DV Cleared
15 15 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (3.62%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (3.10%) ISEB
17 12 (3.10%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.39%) QA
2 15 (3.88%) SLA
3 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.78%) BS7799
4 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (37.73%) Active Directory
2 80 (20.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (14.99%) Hyper-V
4 33 (8.53%) XenApp
5 29 (7.49%) vSphere
6 17 (4.39%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.81%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.55%) vCloud
8 6 (1.55%) ISA Server
8 6 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.29%) UAG
10 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.52%) XenServer
11 2 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 37 (9.56%) SCCM
2 36 (9.30%) SCOM
2 36 (9.30%) Backup Exec
3 12 (3.10%) WSUS
4 10 (2.58%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.03%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.78%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.52%) Ionix
8 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 255 (65.89%) Microsoft
2 136 (35.14%) VMware
3 86 (22.22%) HP
4 85 (21.96%) Citrix
5 75 (19.38%) Cisco
6 37 (9.56%) Symantec
7 30 (7.75%) EMC
8 28 (7.24%) Apple
9 27 (6.98%) Juniper
10 25 (6.46%) Oracle
11 19 (4.91%) Meru Networks
12 13 (3.36%) Dell
13 11 (2.84%) NetApp
14 10 (2.58%) F5
15 9 (2.33%) Avaya
15 9 (2.33%) SAP
15 9 (2.33%) Red Hat
16 8 (2.07%) IBM
17 7 (1.81%) Sophos
17 7 (1.81%) SolarWinds
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