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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 382 418 373
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -45
Contract jobs citing MCITP 231 153 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 1.52% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 92 91
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £156 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £248
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £13.25 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £13.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+116.98% -15.20%

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
10555 10047 8332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.67% 19.35% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6006 5532 4420
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 509 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +27 192 £325 +10.16% 99
South East +22 77 £332 -3.41% 23
London +4 77 £325 +5.69% 29
Hampshire +17 34 £344 +154.46% 8
Scotland +16 27 £308 -18.65% 1
Berkshire +6 27 £425 -10.52% 9
Reading +13 18 £425 -10.52% 2
West Midlands +4 17 £350 +64.70% 6
City of London +12 16 £450 +50.00% 5
Wales - 9 £475 - 2
Surrey +11 8 £325 +38.29% 1
West Sussex - 8 £275 - 1
South Wales - 7 £500 - 2
Guildford - 7 £388 -
North West -20 6 £400 +77.77% 12
Worthing - 6 £275 - 1
Newport - 6 £500 -
Manchester -14 5 £400 +77.77% 10
Southampton - 5 £450 - 4
Coventry +5 4 £180 -60.00%
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £238 -47.22% 2
Milton Keynes -2 4 £238 -47.22% 1
East Midlands -7 4 £325 -27.77% 5
South West -6 3 £488 +50.00% 7
West Yorkshire -6 3 £200 -42.85% 4
Nottingham -9 3 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -10 3 - - 2
Leeds -11 3 £200 -50.00% 2
Yorkshire -19 3 £200 -20.00% 10
Midlands - 3 £363 -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 448 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 326 (72.77%) Windows
3 304 (67.86%) Microsoft
4 232 (51.79%) Active Directory
5 183 (40.85%) MCSE
6 164 (36.61%) ITIL
7 163 (36.38%) VMware
8 156 (34.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 127 (28.35%) Security Cleared
10 120 (26.79%) PowerShell
11 115 (25.67%) SC Cleared
12 114 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 106 (23.66%) MCTS
14 105 (23.44%) MCSA
15 103 (22.99%) Cisco
16 99 (22.10%) Citrix
17 92 (20.54%) DNS
17 92 (20.54%) MS Exchange
18 90 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 90 (20.09%) Windows 7
19 89 (19.87%) SQL
20 82 (18.30%) HP
21 81 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
22 76 (16.96%) HTML
23 73 (16.29%) MS Excel
24 71 (15.85%) SQL Server
25 66 (14.73%) Cisco Certification
25 66 (14.73%) Degree
26 65 (14.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 64 (14.29%) XML

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 92 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 51 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (9.60%) SharePoint
4 25 (5.58%) Lync
5 22 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (4.02%) Office Communications Server
8 15 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (3.35%) IIS
9 12 (2.68%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.56%) GroupWise
11 6 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.12%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (1.12%) SAS
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 73 (16.29%) MS Excel
2 37 (8.26%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.47%) Office 365
2 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (20.54%) DNS
2 63 (14.06%) DHCP
3 52 (11.61%) SAN
4 43 (9.60%) Firewall
5 36 (8.04%) TCP/IP
6 34 (7.59%) Internet
7 27 (6.03%) LAN
8 26 (5.80%) WAN
9 20 (4.46%) NAS
10 15 (3.35%) VoIP
11 13 (2.90%) Wireless
12 11 (2.46%) NetScaler
13 10 (2.23%) FTP
14 8 (1.79%) POP3
14 8 (1.79%) SMTP
14 8 (1.79%) Network Security
14 8 (1.79%) IMAP
15 7 (1.56%) Intranet
15 7 (1.56%) PBX
16 6 (1.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.35%) MySQL
7 12 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.01%) OLAP
9 8 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.56%) QlikView
10 7 (1.56%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.67%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 20 (4.46%) WinRunner
1 20 (4.46%) TestDirector
1 20 (4.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.12%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
General
1 46 (10.27%) Finance
2 14 (3.13%) Banking
3 12 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.01%) Law
4 9 (2.01%) Legal
5 5 (1.12%) Back Office
6 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.45%) Advertising
7 2 (0.45%) Publishing
7 2 (0.45%) Retail
7 2 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (12.95%) Consultant
2 48 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 46 (10.27%) Support Engineer
4 39 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (8.48%) Analyst
6 30 (6.70%) Developer
7 29 (6.47%) Field Engineer
8 26 (5.80%) SQL DBA
8 26 (5.80%) DBA
8 26 (5.80%) Server Engineer
9 25 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (5.13%) Support Analyst
11 21 (4.69%) Desktop Support
12 20 (4.46%) Test Specialist
13 19 (4.24%) Administrator
14 18 (4.02%) Architect
15 16 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.35%) Test Engineer
17 14 (3.13%) SQL Developer
17 14 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.96%) HTML
2 64 (14.29%) XML
3 59 (13.17%) .NET
4 34 (7.59%) ASP.NET
5 32 (7.14%) JSP
6 13 (2.90%) Web Services
7 8 (1.79%) WCF
8 7 (1.56%) SOAP
9 6 (1.34%) MDX
9 6 (1.34%) jQuery
10 5 (1.12%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.12%) Application Packaging
11 4 (0.89%) LAMP
11 4 (0.89%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.67%) Reactive Extensions
12 3 (0.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 2 (0.45%) CSS
14 1 (0.22%) COM
14 1 (0.22%) ADO.NET
14 1 (0.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.83%) Clustering
2 23 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.46%) PDA
4 17 (3.79%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.90%) Thin Client
5 13 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 12 (2.68%) Replication
7 11 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.23%) Smartcard
8 10 (2.23%) Smartphone
9 9 (2.01%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.56%) CMDB
10 7 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (1.12%) Statistics
12 4 (0.89%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.67%) AS400
13 3 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 326 (72.77%) Windows
2 156 (34.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (25.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 90 (20.09%) Windows 7
5 81 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (12.50%) Linux
7 41 (9.15%) UNIX
8 33 (7.37%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.46%) AIX
10 16 (3.57%) Windows 8
11 15 (3.35%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.89%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.89%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.45%) Solaris
15 2 (0.45%) Android
15 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (36.61%) ITIL
2 60 (13.39%) Migration
3 55 (12.28%) High Availability
4 46 (10.27%) Project Management
5 44 (9.82%) Service Management
6 38 (8.48%) Test Scripting
7 36 (8.04%) Customer Engagement
8 34 (7.59%) Security Testing
9 31 (6.92%) Knowledge Management
10 30 (6.70%) Change Management
11 28 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (4.91%) Validation
14 21 (4.69%) Problem Management
14 21 (4.69%) Software Testing
15 20 (4.46%) Test Automation
16 18 (4.02%) Performance Monitoring
16 18 (4.02%) PRINCE2
17 16 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (3.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 120 (26.79%) PowerShell
2 89 (19.87%) SQL
3 55 (12.28%) VBScript
4 39 (8.71%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.57%) C#
6 11 (2.46%) C
7 10 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.89%) VB
8 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.67%) R
10 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.45%) Python
10 2 (0.45%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) Java
11 1 (0.22%) Perl
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 448 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 183 (40.85%) MCSE
3 127 (28.35%) Security Cleared
4 115 (25.67%) SC Cleared
5 106 (23.66%) MCTS
6 105 (23.44%) MCSA
7 66 (14.73%) Degree
7 66 (14.73%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (14.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 51 (11.38%) ISTQB
10 50 (11.16%) MCP
11 32 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 31 (6.92%) CCNA
12 31 (6.92%) A+ Certification
13 24 (5.36%) MCDBA
13 24 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
14 21 (4.69%) ISEB
15 20 (4.46%) CCA
16 19 (4.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (4.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.79%) SLA
2 6 (1.34%) QA
3 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 232 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 90 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (13.84%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.37%) XenApp
5 28 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 24 (5.36%) vSphere
7 18 (4.02%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.34%) Terminal Server
9 6 (1.34%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.12%) Xen
11 4 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.89%) XenServer
11 4 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.67%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (7.59%) SCCM
2 31 (6.92%) SCOM
3 26 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (4.02%) Netcool
6 8 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.79%) WMI
6 8 (1.79%) SCSM
7 4 (0.89%) WSUS
7 4 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.89%) Legato
7 4 (0.89%) MOM
7 4 (0.89%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.67%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.67%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.67%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.45%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.45%) DameWare
Vendors
1 304 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 163 (36.38%) VMware
3 103 (22.99%) Cisco
4 99 (22.10%) Citrix
5 82 (18.30%) HP
6 33 (7.37%) Oracle
7 28 (6.25%) McAfee
8 25 (5.58%) Dell
9 23 (5.13%) Veritas
10 22 (4.91%) NetApp
11 17 (3.79%) EMC
12 13 (2.90%) Lotus
12 13 (2.90%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.23%) IBM
13 10 (2.23%) Reuters
13 10 (2.23%) Bloomberg
13 10 (2.23%) CQG
14 9 (2.01%) Avaya
14 9 (2.01%) Juniper
14 9 (2.01%) Red Gate
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