The first table below looks at the demand for MCITP in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCITP over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 316 299 332
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +33
Contract jobs citing MCITP 96 79 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.37% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 41 45
Average daily rate £325 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £165 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.69% +26.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.38 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-33.12% +42.85%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4026 3332 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.62% 15.41% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2690 2001 2314
Average daily rate £410 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 111 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.79 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCITP
England

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in London

MCITP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

MCITP Daily Rate Histogram in London

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 32 £325 -21.06% 11
Barnet - 2 £160 -
Uxbridge - 1 £350 -
Enfield - 1 £300 -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Ilford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
MCITP
England

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (77.25%) Windows
3 105 (62.87%) Microsoft
4 86 (51.50%) MCSE
5 76 (45.51%) Citrix
5 76 (45.51%) VMware
6 73 (43.71%) Active Directory
7 70 (41.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (37.72%) SQL Server
9 54 (32.34%) SQL
9 54 (32.34%) MCTS
10 48 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (28.14%) MS Exchange
12 41 (24.55%) ITIL
13 40 (23.95%) MS Excel
13 40 (23.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (23.35%) Cisco
15 38 (22.75%) MCP
15 38 (22.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 36 (21.56%) SCCM
17 35 (20.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 34 (20.36%) DNS
19 33 (19.76%) DHCP
19 33 (19.76%) Windows 7
20 32 (19.16%) Exchange Server 2007
21 30 (17.96%) T-SQL
22 29 (17.37%) Finance
23 27 (16.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 27 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
24 26 (15.57%) SharePoint

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 47 (28.14%) MS Exchange
2 32 (19.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 26 (15.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (15.57%) SharePoint
4 23 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (7.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (6.59%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (4.19%) Lync
9 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (1.80%) IIS
11 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.20%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.60%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 40 (23.95%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.37%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.36%) DNS
2 33 (19.76%) DHCP
3 24 (14.37%) Firewall
4 19 (11.38%) SAN
4 19 (11.38%) WAN
5 16 (9.58%) TCP/IP
6 13 (7.78%) VPN
6 13 (7.78%) LAN
7 8 (4.79%) Internet
7 8 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (4.79%) NetScaler
8 7 (4.19%) VLAN
9 6 (3.59%) Wireless
9 6 (3.59%) Extranet
10 5 (2.99%) FTP
10 5 (2.99%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.40%) Broadband
12 3 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (1.20%) Network Security
13 2 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (37.72%) SQL Server
2 38 (22.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (20.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (16.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (10.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 11 (6.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.80%) MySQL
10 3 (1.80%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.80%) VLDB
11 2 (1.20%) Data Mart
11 2 (1.20%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.60%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (4.19%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.40%) MSI
3 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (17.37%) Finance
2 9 (5.39%) Banking
3 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.99%) Law
4 4 (2.40%) Legal
4 4 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.80%) Advertising
6 2 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (14.97%) Support Engineer
2 21 (12.57%) Developer
3 15 (8.98%) Architect
3 15 (8.98%) SQL Developer
4 14 (8.38%) DBA
5 13 (7.78%) Analyst
5 13 (7.78%) Administrator
6 12 (7.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (6.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 11 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (5.99%) SQL DBA
9 8 (4.79%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.79%) Consultant
9 8 (4.79%) Senior SQL Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (4.79%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.59%) jQuery
2 10 (5.99%) .NET
3 7 (4.19%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.40%) WCF
4 4 (2.40%) XML
5 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.80%) Web Services
6 2 (1.20%) Middleware
6 2 (1.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.60%) XSL
7 1 (0.60%) WAP
7 1 (0.60%) HTML
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) LINQ
7 1 (0.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Clustering
2 11 (6.59%) Replication
2 11 (6.59%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.99%) Thin Client
3 10 (5.99%) Fat Client
4 9 (5.39%) Data Integration
4 9 (5.39%) EqualLogic
5 5 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.40%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.40%) Smartcard
6 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.80%) PKI
7 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.20%) Statistics
8 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) CESG
9 1 (0.60%) Google Search Appliance
9 1 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 129 (77.25%) Windows
2 70 (41.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (23.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (19.76%) Windows 7
5 25 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.38%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (4.79%) Linux
9 7 (4.19%) UNIX
9 7 (4.19%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.59%) Windows 2000
11 5 (2.99%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.55%) ITIL
2 27 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (14.97%) Migration
4 17 (10.18%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (7.19%) Change Management
6 11 (6.59%) ETL
6 11 (6.59%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.39%) Data Transformation
9 8 (4.79%) Service Management
9 8 (4.79%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.79%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.19%) Workflow
11 5 (2.99%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.99%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.99%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (2.99%) Change Control
12 4 (2.40%) Network Architecture
12 4 (2.40%) Capacity Management
12 4 (2.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.34%) SQL
2 30 (17.96%) T-SQL
3 26 (15.57%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.39%) C#
5 5 (2.99%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.40%) VB
7 3 (1.80%) C
7 3 (1.80%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (51.50%) MCSE
3 54 (32.34%) MCTS
4 38 (22.75%) MCP
5 26 (15.57%) Citrix Certification
6 23 (13.77%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (13.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (11.98%) CCNA
7 20 (11.98%) CCA
8 18 (10.78%) Degree
9 17 (10.18%) MCSA
10 15 (8.98%) CCEA
11 14 (8.38%) CCNP
12 8 (4.79%) MCDST
13 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
13 6 (3.59%) A+ Certification
13 6 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.99%) OCP
14 5 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (2.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 73 (43.71%) Active Directory
2 48 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 19 (11.38%) vSphere
5 18 (10.78%) XenApp
6 15 (8.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (5.99%) XenDesktop
8 9 (5.39%) VMware ESX
9 7 (4.19%) UAG
10 5 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.99%) vCloud
10 5 (2.99%) IAG
10 5 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (2.99%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.80%) NFS
11 3 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.80%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (1.20%) XenServer
12 2 (1.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 36 (21.56%) SCCM
2 16 (9.58%) SCOM
3 8 (4.79%) WSUS
4 6 (3.59%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.59%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.99%) Data Guard
6 4 (2.40%) AppDNA
6 4 (2.40%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (1.20%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.20%) Ionix
9 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.60%) SCSM
9 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 105 (62.87%) Microsoft
2 76 (45.51%) Citrix
2 76 (45.51%) VMware
3 39 (23.35%) Cisco
4 18 (10.78%) AppSense
5 16 (9.58%) Dell
6 15 (8.98%) HP
7 14 (8.38%) Altiris
8 10 (5.99%) Oracle
9 9 (5.39%) Reuters
9 9 (5.39%) Bloomberg
10 8 (4.79%) SonicWALL
10 8 (4.79%) F5
11 7 (4.19%) Symantec
12 5 (2.99%) NetApp
12 5 (2.99%) Fidessa
12 5 (2.99%) Avaya
13 4 (2.40%) EMC
13 4 (2.40%) Remedy
13 4 (2.40%) Sophos
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