The table below looks at the statistics for MCITP in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCITP over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 510 379 423
Rank change year-on-year
-131 +44
Contract jobs citing MCITP 113 219 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 2.11% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 107 83
Average daily rate £375 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £220 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £371 £255
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +45.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £15.77 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +25.00%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10721 10370 9716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.15% 20.27% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6618 5988 5227
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 491 446
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend

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

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCITP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

MCITP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MCITP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

MCITP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MCITP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -97 83 £384 -4.06% 67
South East -32 28 £418 -1.74% 21
London -51 25 £365 -10.97% 9
Scotland -12 23 £330 -0.75% 2
Renfrewshire 0 17 £305 -12.22% 1
Erskine -3 17 £305 -12.22% 1
Berkshire -5 15 £425 - 7
Reading -11 12 £425 - 4
North West -2 11 £250 -37.50% 7
Cheshire +3 8 £250 - 1
East of England 0 6 £403 +78.88% 9
Hampshire -9 6 £400 +3.56% 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £210 - 5
Yorkshire - 6 £210 - 5
City of London +42 5 £225 -50.00% 1
Suffolk +8 5 £403 +130.00%
Glasgow +2 5 £356 +15.85% 1
Chester - 5 £250 -
Surrey -2 4 £450 +5.88% 5
South West -5 4 £405 -19.00% 4
Guildford +5 3 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire +4 3 £400 -40.98% 2
Leeds - 3 £375 - 5
Wakefield - 3 £208 -
Bury St Edmunds - 3 £406 -
Southampton +11 2 £331 -
East Midlands -8 2 - - 2
West Midlands -33 2 £425 +41.66% 10
Ilford - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £425 -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 248 (99.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 209 (83.94%) Microsoft
3 174 (69.88%) Windows
4 151 (60.64%) Active Directory
5 149 (59.84%) MCSE
6 111 (44.58%) VMware
7 96 (38.55%) MCTS
8 95 (38.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (36.95%) MCSA
10 89 (35.74%) Citrix
11 85 (34.14%) SQL
11 85 (34.14%) Windows 7
12 75 (30.12%) ITIL
13 73 (29.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 73 (29.32%) Security Cleared
14 70 (28.11%) Hyper-V
15 63 (25.30%) MS Excel
15 63 (25.30%) Windows XP
16 59 (23.69%) Windows Server
17 57 (22.89%) MS Exchange
17 57 (22.89%) Cisco
18 55 (22.09%) Clustering
18 55 (22.09%) Change Management
19 52 (20.88%) ISTQB
20 51 (20.48%) Software Testing
20 51 (20.48%) Test Automation
20 51 (20.48%) HP Quality Center
20 51 (20.48%) SC Cleared
20 51 (20.48%) WinRunner
20 51 (20.48%) TestDirector

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 57 (22.89%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.03%) IIS
3 18 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.23%) SharePoint
4 15 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (6.02%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (25.30%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.66%) MS Office
3 9 (3.61%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.65%) Office 365
2 18 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.20%) SaaS
5 2 (0.80%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.80%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.26%) DNS
2 36 (14.46%) DHCP
3 24 (9.64%) Firewall
4 23 (9.24%) SAN
5 21 (8.43%) WAN
6 18 (7.23%) LAN
7 17 (6.83%) Skype
7 17 (6.83%) VPN
8 13 (5.22%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.01%) Internet
12 4 (1.61%) Network Security
12 4 (1.61%) SMTP
12 4 (1.61%) WLAN
13 3 (1.20%) DMZ
13 3 (1.20%) FTP
13 3 (1.20%) SNMP
13 3 (1.20%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.40%) GIS
7 1 (0.40%) MySQL
7 1 (0.40%) Siebel EIM
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (20.48%) HP UFT
1 51 (20.48%) TestDirector
1 51 (20.48%) WinRunner
2 9 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.80%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.40%) MSI
5 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (12.45%) Finance
2 10 (4.02%) German Language
3 9 (3.61%) Local Government
4 7 (2.81%) French Language
5 6 (2.41%) Military
6 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.20%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.20%) Games
7 3 (1.20%) Law
8 2 (0.80%) Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (23.69%) Analyst
2 37 (14.86%) Test Analyst
3 36 (14.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (11.65%) Support Engineer
5 25 (10.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 25 (10.04%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 20 (8.03%) IT Support
7 19 (7.63%) Desktop Support
8 17 (6.83%) Support Analyst
9 15 (6.02%) Administrator
9 15 (6.02%) Consultant
9 15 (6.02%) IT Analyst
9 15 (6.02%) IT Engineer
10 14 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 14 (5.62%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 13 (5.22%) Desktop Analyst
11 13 (5.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 13 (5.22%) IT Support Analyst
12 11 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.63%) .NET
2 18 (7.23%) HTML
3 10 (4.02%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.61%) CSS
4 9 (3.61%) jQuery
4 9 (3.61%) XML
5 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.40%) WCF
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
5 1 (0.40%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.09%) Clustering
2 46 (18.47%) PDA
3 22 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.02%) Blackberry
5 14 (5.62%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.42%) Fat Client
6 11 (4.42%) Thin Client
7 10 (4.02%) Replication
8 9 (3.61%) Computer Science
9 8 (3.21%) EMC VNX
9 8 (3.21%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.20%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.80%) EqualLogic
12 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.80%) iPhone
12 2 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.80%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 174 (69.88%) Windows
2 95 (38.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (34.14%) Windows 7
4 73 (29.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (25.30%) Windows XP
6 59 (23.69%) Windows Server
7 48 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 46 (18.47%) AIX
9 30 (12.05%) Windows 8
10 22 (8.84%) Linux
11 18 (7.23%) Unix
12 16 (6.43%) Android
13 12 (4.82%) Mac OS X
14 11 (4.42%) Apple iOS
14 11 (4.42%) Windows 10
15 4 (1.61%) Windows Vista
16 3 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.80%) Debian
17 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.80%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (30.12%) ITIL
2 55 (22.09%) Change Management
3 51 (20.48%) Software Testing
3 51 (20.48%) Test Automation
4 50 (20.08%) Test Scripting
5 33 (13.25%) Migration
6 24 (9.64%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.62%) Configuration Management
7 14 (5.62%) Project Management
8 11 (4.42%) Service Management
8 11 (4.42%) Time Management
9 10 (4.02%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (3.61%) Security Auditing
10 9 (3.61%) Security Testing
10 9 (3.61%) Workflow
11 8 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.21%) CRM
11 8 (3.21%) Customer Engagement
12 7 (2.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 85 (34.14%) SQL
2 41 (16.47%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.23%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.02%) C#
5 14 (5.62%) VBScript
6 3 (1.20%) C
7 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.80%) Java
7 2 (0.80%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 248 (99.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (59.84%) MCSE
3 96 (38.55%) MCTS
4 92 (36.95%) MCSA
5 73 (29.32%) Security Cleared
6 52 (20.88%) ISTQB
7 51 (20.48%) SC Cleared
8 50 (20.08%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (16.87%) CCNA
10 29 (11.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (9.64%) MCP
12 23 (9.24%) Degree
13 18 (7.23%) MCDST
14 16 (6.43%) DV Cleared
15 14 (5.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (4.42%) ISEB
17 9 (3.61%) CISSP
17 9 (3.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 9 (3.61%) MCAD
17 9 (3.61%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.82%) SLA
2 10 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.61%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.20%) QA
5 2 (0.80%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 151 (60.64%) Active Directory
2 70 (28.11%) Hyper-V
3 48 (19.28%) VMware ESX
4 35 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (10.04%) vSphere
6 10 (4.02%) XenApp
7 8 (3.21%) Terminal Server
8 7 (2.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (2.81%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.20%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.40%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.40%) Firmware
11 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (20.48%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (18.47%) McAfee ePO
2 46 (18.47%) Netcool
3 32 (12.85%) SCCM
4 21 (8.43%) SCOM
5 14 (5.62%) WSUS
6 10 (4.02%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.81%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (1.20%) Nessus
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.80%) Puppet
11 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.40%) DameWare
11 1 (0.40%) Nagios
11 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 209 (83.94%) Microsoft
2 111 (44.58%) VMware
3 89 (35.74%) Citrix
4 57 (22.89%) Cisco
5 49 (19.68%) Intel Security
6 46 (18.47%) Veritas
7 27 (10.84%) HP
8 19 (7.63%) EMC
9 16 (6.43%) Apple
10 11 (4.42%) NetApp
10 11 (4.42%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.61%) Symantec
12 7 (2.81%) CommVault
12 7 (2.81%) Dell
13 5 (2.01%) IBM
14 4 (1.61%) Rackspace
14 4 (1.61%) Sophos
15 3 (1.20%) Avaya
15 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.20%) Palo Alto
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
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Rate: £320 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day + dep on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
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