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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 393 362 363
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs citing MCITP 196 197 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.41% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 115 97
Average daily rate
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£350 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £417 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 10
Average hourly rate £15.64 £14.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.67% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £26.00 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -33.33%
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
10543 8173 9302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.10% 17.10% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5972 4728 4943
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 342 536
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.60 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

MCITP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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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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 71 £338 -8.78% 27
South East 0 59 £350 +16.66% 30
East of England -19 23 £400 +45.45% 4
North West -1 20 £375 +66.66% 14
East Midlands -7 10 £450 +181.25% 7
Yorkshire -3 5 £163 -49.21% 7
South West -31 5 £298 -7.03% 9
West Midlands -16 4 £350 +122.22% 5
North East - - - -
MCITP
UK

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 391 (98.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 281 (70.60%) Windows
3 273 (68.59%) Microsoft
4 177 (44.47%) MCSE
5 158 (39.70%) Active Directory
6 149 (37.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 137 (34.42%) ITIL
8 120 (30.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 118 (29.65%) VMware
10 102 (25.63%) MS Exchange
11 100 (25.13%) HP
12 97 (24.37%) PowerShell
12 97 (24.37%) MCTS
13 94 (23.62%) SQL Server
14 93 (23.37%) MS Excel
15 91 (22.86%) SQL
16 85 (21.36%) DNS
17 81 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
18 76 (19.10%) Security Cleared
19 75 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 75 (18.84%) Cisco
20 73 (18.34%) Citrix
21 70 (17.59%) MCSA
22 68 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2010
23 67 (16.83%) .NET
24 66 (16.58%) DHCP
25 62 (15.58%) SharePoint
26 61 (15.33%) Linux
26 61 (15.33%) MCP
26 61 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 102 (25.63%) MS Exchange
2 68 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (15.58%) SharePoint
4 45 (11.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 41 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (6.28%) IIS
7 23 (5.78%) Lync
8 19 (4.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.26%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.75%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
Applications
1 93 (23.37%) MS Excel
2 41 (10.30%) MS Office
3 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.51%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.75%) assyst
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.02%) Office 365
2 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (21.36%) DNS
2 66 (16.58%) DHCP
3 59 (14.82%) SAN
4 44 (11.06%) Firewall
5 41 (10.30%) TCP/IP
6 28 (7.04%) Wireless
7 19 (4.77%) WAN
8 16 (4.02%) LAN
9 10 (2.51%) Network Security
10 9 (2.26%) Internet
11 8 (2.01%) NAS
11 8 (2.01%) VoIP
12 6 (1.51%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.51%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (1.26%) FTP
14 4 (1.01%) VLAN
14 4 (1.01%) MGCP
14 4 (1.01%) H.323
14 4 (1.01%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 58 (14.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (11.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (8.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 29 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (5.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.76%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.26%) MySQL
9 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.01%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.76%) DTS
11 7 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.75%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.51%) MSI
2 6 (1.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.26%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 52 (13.07%) Finance
2 11 (2.76%) Banking
3 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.26%) Retail
5 4 (1.01%) Law
5 4 (1.01%) Legal
6 3 (0.75%) Back Office
7 2 (0.50%) Front Office
7 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (13.57%) Support Engineer
2 53 (13.32%) Analyst
3 45 (11.31%) Consultant
4 34 (8.54%) Developer
5 29 (7.29%) Support Analyst
5 29 (7.29%) Administrator
5 29 (7.29%) DBA
6 28 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 27 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (6.53%) SQL DBA
9 21 (5.28%) Wintel Engineer
10 19 (4.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 18 (4.52%) CRM Developer
12 16 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.77%) Server Engineer
14 13 (3.27%) SQL Server DBA
14 13 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 12 (3.02%) Systems Support
16 11 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.83%) .NET
2 46 (11.56%) HTML
3 43 (10.80%) XML
4 27 (6.78%) ASP.NET
5 22 (5.53%) JSP
6 21 (5.28%) WCF
7 19 (4.77%) Web Services
8 17 (4.27%) SOAP
8 17 (4.27%) Reactive Extensions
8 17 (4.27%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 13 (3.27%) Silverlight
10 8 (2.01%) Software Packaging
11 6 (1.51%) EDI
12 4 (1.01%) Application Packaging
12 4 (1.01%) LAMP
13 3 (0.75%) HTML5
13 3 (0.75%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.50%) Ajax
14 2 (0.50%) jQuery
14 2 (0.50%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.57%) Clustering
2 26 (6.53%) Replication
3 21 (5.28%) Blackberry
4 18 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.76%) Statistics
7 6 (1.51%) CMDB
7 6 (1.51%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.51%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.26%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.26%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.50%) SecurID
11 2 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 281 (70.60%) Windows
2 149 (37.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 120 (30.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (15.33%) Linux
4 61 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (14.32%) Windows 7
6 42 (10.55%) Windows XP
7 38 (9.55%) UNIX
8 18 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (4.02%) Windows Vista
10 14 (3.52%) Windows 8
11 12 (3.02%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (2.01%) Solaris
13 6 (1.51%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.26%) Android
15 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.50%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.50%) AIX
16 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (34.42%) ITIL
2 56 (14.07%) Migration
3 31 (7.79%) CRM
4 30 (7.54%) Service Management
5 28 (7.04%) High Availability
6 26 (6.53%) Project Management
7 25 (6.28%) Security Testing
8 24 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (5.53%) Incident Management
11 21 (5.28%) Load Balancing
12 20 (5.03%) Workflow
12 20 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (4.27%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.27%) Change Management
13 17 (4.27%) MVVM
14 16 (4.02%) Customer Engagement
15 15 (3.77%) Problem Management
15 15 (3.77%) TDD
15 15 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 97 (24.37%) PowerShell
2 91 (22.86%) SQL
3 35 (8.79%) VBScript
4 33 (8.29%) C#
5 31 (7.79%) T-SQL
6 26 (6.53%) JavaScript
7 18 (4.52%) VB
8 6 (1.51%) ABAP
8 6 (1.51%) Perl
9 4 (1.01%) Ruby
9 4 (1.01%) Python
9 4 (1.01%) C
10 3 (0.75%) PHP
11 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.50%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) Java
11 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 391 (98.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (44.47%) MCSE
3 97 (24.37%) MCTS
4 81 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (19.10%) Security Cleared
6 70 (17.59%) MCSA
7 61 (15.33%) MCP
8 58 (14.57%) SC Cleared
9 54 (13.57%) CCNA
10 52 (13.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 47 (11.81%) Degree
12 33 (8.29%) ISTQB
13 27 (6.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 26 (6.53%) CCNP
15 22 (5.53%) MCDST
15 22 (5.53%) DV Cleared
16 16 (4.02%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (3.77%) A+ Certification
18 13 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (3.02%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.77%) QA
2 10 (2.51%) SLA
3 8 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.75%) BS7799
6 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 158 (39.70%) Active Directory
2 75 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (11.81%) Hyper-V
4 35 (8.79%) XenApp
5 22 (5.53%) VMware ESX
6 17 (4.27%) vSphere
7 12 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (2.01%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.76%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.26%) NFS
12 4 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 4 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.75%) Xen
13 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.50%) XenServer
14 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (9.55%) Backup Exec
2 31 (7.79%) SCOM
3 30 (7.54%) SCCM
4 10 (2.51%) WSUS
5 6 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.26%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (1.26%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.01%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.01%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.50%) Legato
9 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.50%) Ionix
10 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 273 (68.59%) Microsoft
2 118 (29.65%) VMware
3 100 (25.13%) HP
4 75 (18.84%) Cisco
5 73 (18.34%) Citrix
6 36 (9.05%) Symantec
7 34 (8.54%) Apple
8 32 (8.04%) EMC
9 30 (7.54%) Oracle
10 27 (6.78%) Juniper
11 20 (5.03%) Red Hat
12 19 (4.77%) IBM
12 19 (4.77%) Meru Networks
13 16 (4.02%) Avaya
14 11 (2.76%) NetApp
14 11 (2.76%) Dell
15 10 (2.51%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.26%) SAP
16 9 (2.26%) Sophos
17 6 (1.51%) Veeam
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