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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 383 409 368
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -41
Contract jobs citing MCITP 241 172 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 1.86% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 74 112
Average daily rate
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£336 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.24% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 16
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £28.13 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £12.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.47% -26.18%

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014.

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
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 29 August 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
England +22 204 £325 +8.33% 116
London +7 69 £333 -9.52% 31
South East +11 55 £375 +36.36% 26
Hampshire +16 33 £363 +107.14% 8
East of England -13 27 £350 +21.73% 11
North West 0 25 £300 +33.33% 14
Scotland +1 20 £348 +15.83%
Berkshire +18 14 £400 +128.57%
City of London +10 14 £330 -12.00% 12
Cheshire +9 14 £303 +34.44% 2
Suffolk -1 14 £410 +32.25% 1
Wales -3 13 £423 -
South Wales -2 11 £375 -
Manchester -12 10 £275 - 9
Glasgow -5 9 £338 -
South West -32 9 £325 +31.31% 6
Reading +13 8 £400 +128.57%
Cardiff -3 7 £375 -
Yorkshire +4 6 £266 -49.28% 8
East Midlands +1 5 - - 11
West Midlands -14 5 £320 -1.53% 6
Bedfordshire -16 5 £300 - 1
Hook - 5 £350 -
Nottinghamshire +19 4 - - 2
Nottingham +17 4 - -
Bedford -1 4 £300 -
Somerset -8 4 £325 +1.56%
Edinburgh - 4 £364 -
West Sussex 0 3 £132 -52.18%
Birmingham -2 3 £320 -28.88% 1

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 439 (98.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 317 (71.08%) Windows
3 305 (68.39%) Microsoft
4 214 (47.98%) MCSE
5 178 (39.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 166 (37.22%) Active Directory
7 158 (35.43%) VMware
8 134 (30.04%) MCTS
9 127 (28.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 124 (27.80%) ITIL
11 123 (27.58%) SQL
12 121 (27.13%) SQL Server
13 120 (26.91%) MS Excel
14 111 (24.89%) MS Exchange
15 105 (23.54%) Citrix
16 103 (23.09%) HP
17 97 (21.75%) PowerShell
18 94 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 94 (21.08%) DNS
19 87 (19.51%) Cisco
20 84 (18.83%) Cisco Certification
21 82 (18.39%) Windows 7
22 79 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 76 (17.04%) .NET
24 75 (16.82%) MCP
24 75 (16.82%) Security Cleared
25 74 (16.59%) SAN
26 73 (16.37%) Exchange Server 2010
27 72 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
27 72 (16.14%) DHCP

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 111 (24.89%) MS Exchange
2 73 (16.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (16.14%) SharePoint
4 59 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 49 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (7.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 30 (6.73%) IIS
8 18 (4.04%) Lync
8 18 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.12%) JOnAS
11 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 120 (26.91%) MS Excel
2 44 (9.87%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.35%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.67%) assyst
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.04%) Office 365
2 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 94 (21.08%) DNS
2 74 (16.59%) SAN
3 72 (16.14%) DHCP
4 47 (10.54%) Firewall
5 43 (9.64%) TCP/IP
6 26 (5.83%) Wireless
7 25 (5.61%) WAN
8 23 (5.16%) LAN
9 14 (3.14%) VPN
10 13 (2.91%) Internet
11 8 (1.79%) VLAN
12 7 (1.57%) Network Security
12 7 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.57%) Extranet
13 6 (1.35%) NAS
13 6 (1.35%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.12%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.12%) VoIP
15 3 (0.67%) FTP
15 3 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (27.13%) SQL Server
2 79 (17.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (15.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (8.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (6.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (3.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 14 (3.14%) MySQL
10 12 (2.69%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.57%) DTS
11 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.35%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.67%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 19 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (1.57%) WinRunner
3 7 (1.57%) TestDirector
4 6 (1.35%) MSI
4 6 (1.35%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.67%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (11.88%) Finance
2 10 (2.24%) Banking
3 5 (1.12%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.90%) Advertising
5 3 (0.67%) Retail
5 3 (0.67%) Law
5 3 (0.67%) Legal
6 2 (0.45%) Front Office
6 2 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (14.35%) Support Engineer
2 53 (11.88%) Analyst
3 44 (9.87%) Developer
4 39 (8.74%) Administrator
5 37 (8.30%) DBA
6 35 (7.85%) SQL DBA
7 34 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (7.17%) Consultant
10 27 (6.05%) Support Analyst
11 24 (5.38%) Wintel Engineer
12 22 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
12 22 (4.93%) Server Engineer
13 19 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (4.04%) CRM Developer
14 18 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
15 17 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 14 (3.14%) Test Specialist
16 14 (3.14%) SQL Developer
16 14 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.04%) .NET
2 44 (9.87%) HTML
3 37 (8.30%) ASP.NET
4 35 (7.85%) XML
5 31 (6.95%) JSP
6 22 (4.93%) WCF
7 21 (4.71%) Web Services
8 17 (3.81%) SOAP
8 17 (3.81%) Reactive Extensions
8 17 (3.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 13 (2.91%) jQuery
9 13 (2.91%) Silverlight
10 6 (1.35%) Software Packaging
10 6 (1.35%) EDI
11 4 (0.90%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.90%) Application Packaging
12 3 (0.67%) HTML5
13 2 (0.45%) LINQ
13 2 (0.45%) LAMP
14 1 (0.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.45%) Clustering
2 20 (4.48%) Replication
3 17 (3.81%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.47%) Data Integration
5 8 (1.79%) PDA
6 6 (1.35%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.12%) CMDB
8 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.90%) GIS
8 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.67%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.67%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.67%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.67%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.45%) Statistics
10 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.22%) NHS
11 1 (0.22%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 317 (71.08%) Windows
2 178 (39.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (28.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 82 (18.39%) Windows 7
5 72 (16.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (13.68%) Windows XP
7 57 (12.78%) Linux
8 46 (10.31%) UNIX
9 15 (3.36%) Windows Vista
10 13 (2.91%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.79%) AIX
13 7 (1.57%) Solaris
14 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.12%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.90%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.22%) Android
17 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (27.80%) ITIL
2 57 (12.78%) Migration
3 32 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (6.73%) CRM
5 29 (6.50%) Workflow
5 29 (6.50%) Security Testing
6 28 (6.28%) Change Management
7 27 (6.05%) Service Management
8 23 (5.16%) Data Modelling
8 23 (5.16%) Project Management
9 22 (4.93%) Load Balancing
10 21 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (3.81%) MVVM
13 16 (3.59%) Incident Management
14 15 (3.36%) ETL
15 14 (3.14%) TDD
16 13 (2.91%) Customer Engagement
16 13 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 123 (27.58%) SQL
2 97 (21.75%) PowerShell
3 41 (9.19%) T-SQL
4 35 (7.85%) JavaScript
5 33 (7.40%) C#
6 27 (6.05%) VBScript
7 20 (4.48%) VB
8 6 (1.35%) Perl
8 6 (1.35%) ABAP
9 4 (0.90%) C
10 3 (0.67%) Ruby
10 3 (0.67%) Python
11 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.22%) PHP
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) Java
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 439 (98.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (47.98%) MCSE
3 134 (30.04%) MCTS
4 84 (18.83%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (16.82%) MCP
5 75 (16.82%) Security Cleared
6 67 (15.02%) MCSA
7 60 (13.45%) SC Cleared
8 51 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 50 (11.21%) CCNA
9 50 (11.21%) ISTQB
10 39 (8.74%) Degree
11 37 (8.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 23 (5.16%) DV Cleared
13 21 (4.71%) MCDST
14 19 (4.26%) MCDBA
15 18 (4.04%) CCNP
16 16 (3.59%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (3.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.81%) SLA
1 17 (3.81%) QA
2 4 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.67%) BS7799
3 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 166 (37.22%) Active Directory
2 94 (21.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (15.25%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.52%) XenApp
5 34 (7.62%) vSphere
6 24 (5.38%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.57%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.57%) vCloud
9 6 (1.35%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.12%) UAG
11 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.45%) NFS
12 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (9.42%) SCCM
2 38 (8.52%) SCOM
2 38 (8.52%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (2.69%) WSUS
4 12 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.24%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.79%) Netcool
7 7 (1.57%) Windows Intune
7 7 (1.57%) SCDPM
8 5 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.90%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.90%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.67%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.45%) Ionix
11 2 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 305 (68.39%) Microsoft
2 158 (35.43%) VMware
3 105 (23.54%) Citrix
4 103 (23.09%) HP
5 87 (19.51%) Cisco
6 41 (9.19%) Symantec
7 34 (7.62%) Oracle
8 33 (7.40%) EMC
9 31 (6.95%) Apple
10 29 (6.50%) Juniper
11 21 (4.71%) Meru Networks
12 16 (3.59%) McAfee
13 15 (3.36%) NetApp
13 15 (3.36%) Dell
14 10 (2.24%) Veritas
14 10 (2.24%) Red Gate
14 10 (2.24%) F5
15 9 (2.02%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.02%) SAP
15 9 (2.02%) Avaya
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