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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 485 390 409
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +19
Contract jobs citing MCITP 148 229 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 2.18% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 147 86
Average daily rate
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£355 £348 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +19.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +26.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 17
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £21.65 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.77 £16.09
% change year-on-year
- -1.98%

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
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
England -55 138 £375 +11.94% 65
South East -43 31 £360 -1.36% 17
London -36 27 £265 -24.28% 24
Yorkshire -7 26 £400 +25.00% 7
North West -29 25 £375 +23.96% 4
West Yorkshire -5 23 £400 +146.15% 7
Leeds -6 23 £400 +146.15% 7
East of England -4 16 £338 -15.62% 5
Lancashire - 10 £375 -
Berkshire -2 9 £175 -56.25% 5
Hampshire -26 8 £375 +5.26% 2
Blackpool - 8 £375 -
City of London -1 7 £298 -11.11% 3
Manchester -21 7 £338 +50.00%
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £325 -18.75%
East Midlands -8 6 - -
Suffolk -4 5 £398 -2.92%
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £351 -
Nottinghamshire -9 5 - -
Scotland -26 5 £270 -22.30% 4
Essex +5 4 - -
Surrey 0 4 £399 -11.33% 5
Cambridge -4 4 £250 -37.50%
South West -10 4 £190 -41.53% 4
Wales -28 4 £325 -23.07%
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £100 -
West Midlands +8 3 £450 +40.62% 3
Brentwood 0 3 - -
Reading -8 3 £138 -65.62% 3

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 350 (99.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 292 (83.19%) Microsoft
3 247 (70.37%) Windows
4 185 (52.71%) Active Directory
5 181 (51.57%) MCSE
6 163 (46.44%) VMware
7 128 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 112 (31.91%) MCSA
9 111 (31.62%) ITIL
10 102 (29.06%) MS Excel
11 92 (26.21%) Cisco
12 86 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 85 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 83 (23.65%) PowerShell
14 83 (23.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 78 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
16 73 (20.80%) DNS
17 71 (20.23%) Citrix
17 71 (20.23%) Security Cleared
17 71 (20.23%) Windows 7
18 69 (19.66%) MCTS
19 68 (19.37%) SQL
20 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2003
21 63 (17.95%) MS Exchange
22 59 (16.81%) CCNA
22 59 (16.81%) vSphere
23 58 (16.52%) SCCM
24 56 (15.95%) DHCP
25 55 (15.67%) MS Office
26 53 (15.10%) SC Cleared

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 63 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 30 (8.55%) IIS
2 30 (8.55%) SharePoint
3 28 (7.98%) Lync
4 23 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.57%) TPMS
11 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.28%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 102 (29.06%) MS Excel
2 55 (15.67%) MS Office
3 6 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) SAP CCM
2 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.98%) Office 365
2 19 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 73 (20.80%) DNS
2 56 (15.95%) DHCP
3 46 (13.11%) SAN
4 39 (11.11%) Firewall
5 36 (10.26%) WAN
6 34 (9.69%) LAN
7 22 (6.27%) TCP/IP
8 19 (5.41%) VPN
9 11 (3.13%) VLAN
10 9 (2.56%) MPLS
11 8 (2.28%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (1.99%) NAS
12 7 (1.99%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.71%) Internet
13 6 (1.71%) HTTP
13 6 (1.71%) VoIP
13 6 (1.71%) WLAN
13 6 (1.71%) SMTP
14 5 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.13%) MySQL
4 8 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.28%) Big Data
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Fiddler
1 5 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.14%) MSI
3 3 (0.85%) WinRunner
3 3 (0.85%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.85%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.28%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.28%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
General
1 24 (6.84%) Finance
2 13 (3.70%) Legal
3 11 (3.13%) Law
4 8 (2.28%) Banking
4 8 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.71%) French Language
6 4 (1.14%) Back Office
7 3 (0.85%) Local Government
7 3 (0.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Retail
8 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (11.68%) Analyst
3 39 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 33 (9.40%) Wintel Engineer
5 25 (7.12%) Support Analyst
6 24 (6.84%) Server Engineer
7 23 (6.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 23 (6.55%) Consultant
8 21 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (4.56%) Developer
9 16 (4.56%) Architect
10 14 (3.99%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.70%) DBA
11 13 (3.70%) Administrator
11 13 (3.70%) SQL DBA
12 12 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (3.13%) SQL Developer
13 11 (3.13%) Test Specialist
14 10 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
15 8 (2.28%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.97%) HTML
2 30 (8.55%) .NET
3 29 (8.26%) XML
4 19 (5.41%) JSP
4 19 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.99%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.99%) Web Services
6 6 (1.71%) WCF
7 4 (1.14%) Reactive Extensions
7 4 (1.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 4 (1.14%) SOAP
7 4 (1.14%) LAMP
8 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.57%) COM
8 2 (0.57%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.55%) Clustering
3 18 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.99%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.99%) Blackberry
5 13 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.13%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.56%) Replication
8 8 (2.28%) PKI
8 8 (2.28%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.28%) EqualLogic
9 5 (1.42%) NHS
10 4 (1.14%) CMDB
10 4 (1.14%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.85%) FMCG
11 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) PDA
12 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 247 (70.37%) Windows
2 128 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (24.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (20.23%) Windows 7
5 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (9.97%) Windows XP
7 33 (9.40%) Linux
8 22 (6.27%) UNIX
9 16 (4.56%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.28%) SUSE
11 8 (2.28%) Android
12 7 (1.99%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.85%) AIX
14 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.28%) VMS
15 1 (0.28%) Solaris
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (31.62%) ITIL
2 46 (13.11%) Migration
3 31 (8.83%) Project Management
4 25 (7.12%) High Availability
5 22 (6.27%) Security Testing
6 21 (5.98%) Incident Management
7 17 (4.84%) CRM
8 16 (4.56%) Change Management
8 16 (4.56%) Knowledge Management
9 15 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.70%) Service Management
10 13 (3.70%) Server Building
11 11 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.13%) Test Scripting
11 11 (3.13%) ITIL V3
11 11 (3.13%) Software Deployment
12 10 (2.85%) Problem Management
12 10 (2.85%) ETL
12 10 (2.85%) Scrum
12 10 (2.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 83 (23.65%) PowerShell
2 68 (19.37%) SQL
3 37 (10.54%) VBScript
4 20 (5.70%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.99%) C#
6 4 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.28%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 350 (99.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 181 (51.57%) MCSE
3 112 (31.91%) MCSA
4 83 (23.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 78 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (20.23%) Security Cleared
7 69 (19.66%) MCTS
8 59 (16.81%) CCNA
9 53 (15.10%) SC Cleared
10 33 (9.40%) MCP
11 24 (6.84%) Degree
12 23 (6.55%) ISTQB
13 21 (5.98%) A+ Certification
13 21 (5.98%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 17 (4.84%) MCDST
16 16 (4.56%) ISEB
17 15 (4.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 13 (3.70%) MCDBA
19 11 (3.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.12%) SLA
2 7 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 185 (52.71%) Active Directory
2 86 (24.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (16.81%) vSphere
4 52 (14.81%) Hyper-V
5 27 (7.69%) XenApp
6 15 (4.27%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (2.85%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (2.28%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.99%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.99%) XenServer
11 7 (1.99%) Terminal Server
12 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.42%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.85%) Firmware
15 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (16.52%) SCCM
2 33 (9.40%) SCOM
3 23 (6.55%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (3.42%) WSUS
5 7 (1.99%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.71%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.42%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.85%) Nagios
9 3 (0.85%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.85%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.57%) Netcool
11 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 292 (83.19%) Microsoft
2 163 (46.44%) VMware
3 92 (26.21%) Cisco
4 71 (20.23%) Citrix
5 47 (13.39%) HP
6 31 (8.83%) Symantec
7 30 (8.55%) EMC
8 20 (5.70%) NetApp
9 19 (5.41%) McAfee
10 17 (4.84%) Oracle
11 14 (3.99%) CheckPoint
12 13 (3.70%) Dell
13 11 (3.13%) AppSense
14 8 (2.28%) Apple
15 7 (1.99%) Mitel
16 6 (1.71%) Altiris
16 6 (1.71%) Sophos
16 6 (1.71%) IBM
16 6 (1.71%) CommVault
17 5 (1.42%) Juniper
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