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 5 May 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 498 429 431
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +2
Contract jobs citing MCITP 156 216 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 1.98% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 137 95
Median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 30
Median hourly rate £13.96 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.05% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £13.84 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.98 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.96 £22.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-36.53% +39.68%

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
11847 10932 10696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 19.59% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7426 6161 6098
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 551 544
Median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCITP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -93 120 £400 +23.55% 51
South East -19 63 £375 +15.38% 13
Berkshire +19 36 £388 -2.51% 2
Scotland 0 32 £295 -4.06% 1
Reading +19 29 £400 +23.07%
Renfrewshire -17 24 £273 -21.50%
Erskine -21 24 £273 -21.50%
London -51 19 £375 +16.27% 13
Hampshire -22 12 £405 +13.68% 1
West Midlands -16 11 £425 +32.29% 4
North West -13 9 £318 +27.00% 1
Glasgow +3 7 £396 +28.86% 1
Gosport -6 7 £405 -
Surrey -6 7 £450 +41.17% 3
South West +2 6 £650 +30.00% 6
Oxfordshire - 6 £305 - 5
City of London +26 5 £500 +11.11% 3
East of England +6 5 £438 +75.00% 2
Cheshire -8 5 £318 +33.68%
Oxford - 5 £305 - 4
Birmingham +3 4 - - 2
Yorkshire +2 4 £425 +126.66% 5
Warwickshire +1 4 £425 +293.51%
West Yorkshire +1 4 £425 +126.66% 3
Warwick -1 4 £425 +293.51%
Leeds -5 4 £425 +126.66% 2
Hertfordshire +6 3 £438 +34.61% 1
Guildford 0 3 £450 +38.46% 1
Merseyside - 3 £260 - 1
Herefordshire +7 2 £488 +62.50%

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCITP.

1 265 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (81.89%) Microsoft
3 183 (69.06%) Windows
4 159 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 130 (49.06%) MCTS
6 118 (44.53%) MCSE
7 90 (33.96%) PowerShell
8 88 (33.21%) VMware
9 87 (32.83%) ITIL
10 85 (32.08%) SQL
11 82 (30.94%) Security Cleared
12 81 (30.57%) MS Excel
13 74 (27.92%) Citrix
14 70 (26.42%) MCSA
15 68 (25.66%) Windows Server
16 63 (23.77%) Windows 7
17 62 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 61 (23.02%) Hyper-V
19 58 (21.89%) DNS
20 55 (20.75%) MS Exchange
21 52 (19.62%) .NET
21 52 (19.62%) ISTQB
22 51 (19.25%) Degree
23 50 (18.87%) SC Cleared
23 50 (18.87%) Office 365
24 49 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
25 48 (18.11%) Cisco
25 48 (18.11%) Clustering
26 47 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
26 47 (17.74%) Test Scripting

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 44 (16.60%) SharePoint
3 34 (12.83%) IIS
4 24 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.02%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.26%) Apache
7 6 (2.26%) JBoss
7 6 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 81 (30.57%) MS Excel
2 43 (16.23%) MS Office
3 16 (6.04%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (18.87%) Office 365
2 39 (14.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.02%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.26%) Yammer
5 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.38%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (21.89%) DNS
2 31 (11.70%) DHCP
3 26 (9.81%) Skype
4 24 (9.06%) Firewall
5 18 (6.79%) VPN
6 13 (4.91%) Internet
6 13 (4.91%) TCP/IP
7 11 (4.15%) SAN
8 10 (3.77%) LAN
8 10 (3.77%) WAN
9 9 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (3.40%) SSL
10 6 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.26%) Wireless
11 4 (1.51%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.13%) HTTP
12 3 (1.13%) IPv4
12 3 (1.13%) IPv6
12 3 (1.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.26%) MySQL
7 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.13%) Power BI
10 2 (0.75%) Big Data
10 2 (0.75%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.75%) GIS
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (13.58%) HP UFT
1 36 (13.58%) TestDirector
1 36 (13.58%) WinRunner
2 19 (7.17%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.13%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.38%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (7.55%) Finance
2 13 (4.91%) German Language
3 7 (2.64%) French Language
3 7 (2.64%) Local Government
4 6 (2.26%) Military
5 3 (1.13%) Advertising
5 3 (1.13%) Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (19.62%) Analyst
2 33 (12.45%) Test Analyst
3 32 (12.08%) Support Engineer
4 23 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.92%) Consultant
5 21 (7.92%) Field Engineer
6 20 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 20 (7.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 19 (7.17%) Developer
8 15 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (5.28%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.91%) Desktop Support
11 12 (4.53%) Administrator
11 12 (4.53%) SharePoint Administrator
11 12 (4.53%) Test Specialist
12 11 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (4.15%) IT Support
12 11 (4.15%) Microsoft Engineer
12 11 (4.15%) Technical Support
13 10 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.62%) .NET
2 41 (15.47%) HTML
3 27 (10.19%) ASP.NET
4 24 (9.06%) XML
5 16 (6.04%) CSS
5 16 (6.04%) jQuery
6 6 (2.26%) LAMP
6 6 (2.26%) WCF
7 5 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.89%) JSP
8 4 (1.51%) WAMP
9 3 (1.13%) 802.1X
9 3 (1.13%) ADO.NET
9 3 (1.13%) Ajax
9 3 (1.13%) FastCGI
9 3 (1.13%) LINQ
9 3 (1.13%) REST
9 3 (1.13%) RSS
9 3 (1.13%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 3 (1.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.11%) Clustering
2 32 (12.08%) PDA
3 20 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.28%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.53%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.77%) Replication
7 9 (3.40%) Blackberry
8 8 (3.02%) EMC VNX
8 8 (3.02%) Fat Client
8 8 (3.02%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.89%) PMI
10 4 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.51%) PKI
11 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.13%) Wiki
12 2 (0.75%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.75%) Statistics
13 1 (0.38%) iPad
13 1 (0.38%) iPhone
13 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 183 (69.06%) Windows
2 68 (25.66%) Windows Server
3 63 (23.77%) Windows 7
4 62 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (17.36%) Windows XP
7 40 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (13.21%) AIX
9 34 (12.83%) Linux
10 25 (9.43%) Unix
11 23 (8.68%) Windows 8
12 13 (4.91%) Windows 10
13 12 (4.53%) Android
14 10 (3.77%) Mac OS X
15 8 (3.02%) Apple iOS
16 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.38%) VMS
17 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (32.83%) ITIL
2 47 (17.74%) Test Scripting
3 40 (15.09%) Migration
4 39 (14.72%) Change Management
5 36 (13.58%) Software Testing
5 36 (13.58%) Test Automation
6 31 (11.70%) Service Management
7 30 (11.32%) Customer Engagement
8 19 (7.17%) Security Testing
8 19 (7.17%) Workflow
9 18 (6.79%) Project Management
9 18 (6.79%) Service Delivery
10 16 (6.04%) High Availability
10 16 (6.04%) Security Auditing
11 14 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (4.91%) Load Balancing
13 12 (4.53%) CRM
13 12 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 90 (33.96%) PowerShell
2 85 (32.08%) SQL
3 40 (15.09%) VBScript
4 36 (13.58%) JavaScript
5 34 (12.83%) C#
6 15 (5.66%) Java
7 13 (4.91%) T-SQL
8 9 (3.40%) PHP
9 5 (1.89%) C++
10 4 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.51%) Python
10 4 (1.51%) Ruby
11 3 (1.13%) C
11 3 (1.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 265 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (49.06%) MCTS
3 118 (44.53%) MCSE
4 82 (30.94%) Security Cleared
5 70 (26.42%) MCSA
6 52 (19.62%) ISTQB
7 51 (19.25%) Degree
8 50 (18.87%) SC Cleared
9 49 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (11.70%) CCNA
11 26 (9.81%) MCP
12 19 (7.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (6.79%) ISEB
13 18 (6.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (6.79%) MCDST
14 17 (6.42%) DV Cleared
14 17 (6.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (6.04%) MCAD
15 16 (6.04%) MCSD
16 9 (3.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.02%) SLA
2 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.13%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 159 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 61 (23.02%) Hyper-V
3 41 (15.47%) VMware ESX
4 35 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (5.66%) vSphere
6 8 (3.02%) UAG
7 7 (2.64%) BitLocker
7 7 (2.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 7 (2.64%) Terminal Server
7 7 (2.64%) XenApp
8 3 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (14.34%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (13.21%) McAfee ePO
2 35 (13.21%) Netcool
3 23 (8.68%) SCOM
4 22 (8.30%) SCCM
5 10 (3.77%) WSUS
6 9 (3.40%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.64%) Puppet
8 6 (2.26%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.89%) WMI
10 3 (1.13%) DameWare
10 3 (1.13%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.13%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Intune
12 1 (0.38%) Nessus
12 1 (0.38%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 217 (81.89%) Microsoft
2 88 (33.21%) VMware
3 74 (27.92%) Citrix
4 48 (18.11%) Cisco
5 39 (14.72%) Intel Security
6 35 (13.21%) Veritas
7 30 (11.32%) HP
8 13 (4.91%) EMC
9 10 (3.77%) Apple
10 9 (3.40%) NetApp
11 8 (3.02%) CommVault
11 8 (3.02%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.64%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.26%) Brocade
13 6 (2.26%) Symantec
14 5 (1.89%) Dell
15 3 (1.13%) IBM
15 3 (1.13%) Palo Alto
15 3 (1.13%) Remedy
15 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow
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