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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 385 403 363
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -40
Contract jobs citing MCITP 218 170 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 1.84% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 91 99
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £467 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £11.36 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -36.36%

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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +6 198 £350 - 117
South East -1 70 £375 +16.73% 25
London +7 68 £325 -14.51% 29
Hampshire +9 31 £347 -13.13% 7
Berkshire +17 24 £400 +23.07% 7
East of England -5 17 £260 +13.66% 8
East Midlands +15 16 £475 +88.11% 7
Reading +27 14 £413 +26.92% 2
Scotland +2 13 £350 - 5
City of London +12 12 £435 +8.75% 11
West Midlands +5 12 £350 - 5
Derbyshire +22 9 £513 +241.66%
North West -10 7 £375 - 9
Buckinghamshire -20 6 £260 +73.33% 6
Derby +14 5 £550 +266.66%
Hertfordshire +11 5 - - 1
Manchester -12 5 £375 - 3
Yorkshire -14 5 £275 -5.17% 8
South West -26 5 £525 +87.50% 19
Hounslow - 5 - -
Suffolk 0 4 £175 - 1
Milton Keynes -18 4 £245 +63.33% 5
Ipswich - 4 £175 - 1
Herefordshire - 4 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £260 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +6 3 - - 1
Birmingham -4 3 £363 - 2
Kent -5 3 £200 -33.33% 1
Surrey -6 3 - - 1
West Sussex -11 3 £375 -0.79% 2

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 423 (98.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 304 (70.86%) Windows
3 290 (67.60%) Microsoft
4 198 (46.15%) MCSE
5 192 (44.76%) Active Directory
6 166 (38.69%) ITIL
7 150 (34.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 141 (32.87%) VMware
9 126 (29.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 116 (27.04%) PowerShell
11 107 (24.94%) Security Cleared
12 105 (24.48%) MCTS
13 99 (23.08%) MS Exchange
14 98 (22.84%) DNS
15 97 (22.61%) HP
16 95 (22.14%) MCSA
17 94 (21.91%) SQL
18 93 (21.68%) MS Excel
19 90 (20.98%) Citrix
19 90 (20.98%) SC Cleared
20 87 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 76 (17.72%) Cisco
22 74 (17.25%) SQL Server
23 71 (16.55%) .NET
23 71 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
24 68 (15.85%) DHCP
24 68 (15.85%) Windows 7
25 67 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
26 66 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
27 65 (15.15%) HTML

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 99 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 66 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (12.59%) SharePoint
4 33 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 31 (7.23%) IIS
6 23 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (5.36%) Lync
7 18 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
10 7 (1.63%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.40%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
13 3 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.70%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.47%) Live Communications Server
14 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 93 (21.68%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.13%) Office 365
2 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (22.84%) DNS
2 68 (15.85%) DHCP
3 56 (13.05%) SAN
4 47 (10.96%) TCP/IP
5 36 (8.39%) Firewall
6 25 (5.83%) LAN
7 24 (5.59%) WAN
8 23 (5.36%) Internet
9 21 (4.90%) Wireless
10 11 (2.56%) VoIP
11 10 (2.33%) FTP
12 7 (1.63%) Network Security
13 6 (1.40%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.40%) PBX
13 6 (1.40%) VPN
13 6 (1.40%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.17%) NAS
14 5 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.17%) VLAN
15 4 (0.93%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (5.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (2.33%) MySQL
8 10 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.86%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.40%) OLAP
12 4 (0.93%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.70%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.70%) DTS
13 3 (0.70%) OLTP
14 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (4.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.03%) WinRunner
3 13 (3.03%) TestDirector
4 4 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.70%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.70%) MSI
5 3 (0.70%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.47%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 53 (12.35%) Finance
2 14 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.80%) Banking
4 6 (1.40%) Law
5 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.47%) Back Office
6 2 (0.47%) Advertising
6 2 (0.47%) Legal
6 2 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Local Government
7 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (11.89%) Consultant
2 49 (11.42%) Support Engineer
3 47 (10.96%) Analyst
4 37 (8.62%) Wintel Engineer
5 36 (8.39%) Developer
6 34 (7.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 29 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 25 (5.83%) Administrator
10 23 (5.36%) DBA
11 22 (5.13%) SQL DBA
11 22 (5.13%) Server Engineer
12 19 (4.43%) Desktop Support
12 19 (4.43%) CRM Developer
13 18 (4.20%) Deskside Support
14 16 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (3.26%) Field Engineer
16 13 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 13 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.55%) .NET
2 65 (15.15%) HTML
3 63 (14.69%) XML
4 31 (7.23%) ASP.NET
5 26 (6.06%) JSP
6 22 (5.13%) WCF
7 20 (4.66%) Web Services
8 18 (4.20%) SOAP
9 15 (3.50%) Reactive Extensions
9 15 (3.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 10 (2.33%) Silverlight
11 9 (2.10%) Software Packaging
12 5 (1.17%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.93%) Application Packaging
13 4 (0.93%) LAMP
13 4 (0.93%) jQuery
14 2 (0.47%) REST
14 2 (0.47%) Windows Identity Foundation
14 2 (0.47%) FastCGI
14 2 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 63 (14.69%) Clustering
2 21 (4.90%) Blackberry
3 20 (4.66%) Replication
4 16 (3.73%) CMDB
5 15 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.03%) Fat Client
6 13 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 13 (3.03%) PDA
7 11 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.33%) Smartphone
8 10 (2.33%) Smartcard
9 7 (1.63%) Statistics
10 4 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.70%) PKI
11 3 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.70%) GIS
11 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 304 (70.86%) Windows
2 150 (34.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (29.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (15.85%) Windows 7
5 67 (15.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (12.59%) Linux
7 32 (7.46%) Windows XP
7 32 (7.46%) UNIX
8 17 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (3.96%) Windows Vista
9 15 (3.50%) AIX
10 13 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.86%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.40%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.17%) Solaris
13 5 (1.17%) Android
14 4 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.70%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.47%) VMS
17 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (38.69%) ITIL
2 52 (12.12%) Migration
3 50 (11.66%) High Availability
4 35 (8.16%) Project Management
5 30 (6.99%) Security Testing
6 27 (6.29%) Service Management
7 26 (6.06%) Change Management
8 25 (5.83%) CRM
8 25 (5.83%) Test Scripting
9 24 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (4.90%) Data Protection
10 21 (4.90%) Customer Engagement
11 19 (4.43%) Knowledge Management
11 19 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (4.20%) Validation
12 18 (4.20%) Data Modelling
13 17 (3.96%) Workflow
13 17 (3.96%) Software Testing
13 17 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (3.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 116 (27.04%) PowerShell
2 94 (21.91%) SQL
3 51 (11.89%) VBScript
4 36 (8.39%) C#
5 30 (6.99%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.43%) T-SQL
7 14 (3.26%) VB
8 4 (0.93%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.93%) Python
8 4 (0.93%) C
8 4 (0.93%) Ruby
9 3 (0.70%) Perl
9 3 (0.70%) PHP
9 3 (0.70%) C++
10 2 (0.47%) Java
11 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 423 (98.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 198 (46.15%) MCSE
3 107 (24.94%) Security Cleared
4 105 (24.48%) MCTS
5 95 (22.14%) MCSA
6 90 (20.98%) SC Cleared
7 71 (16.55%) Cisco Certification
8 61 (14.22%) Degree
9 60 (13.99%) MCP
10 59 (13.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 43 (10.02%) ISTQB
12 42 (9.79%) CCNA
13 33 (7.69%) A+ Certification
14 26 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
14 26 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 24 (5.59%) CCNP
16 20 (4.66%) CCA
16 20 (4.66%) DV Cleared
17 17 (3.96%) MCDST
18 16 (3.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.96%) SLA
2 14 (3.26%) QA
3 8 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.70%) BS7799
5 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 192 (44.76%) Active Directory
2 87 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (10.96%) Hyper-V
4 33 (7.69%) XenApp
5 28 (6.53%) VMware ESX
5 28 (6.53%) vSphere
6 14 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.33%) ISA Server
8 6 (1.40%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.17%) XenServer
9 5 (1.17%) NFS
10 4 (0.93%) Xen
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (7.46%) SCCM
2 30 (6.99%) SCOM
3 23 (5.36%) Backup Exec
4 18 (4.20%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (3.03%) Netcool
7 8 (1.86%) WSUS
8 5 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.17%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (1.17%) MAILsweeper
9 4 (0.93%) WMI
9 4 (0.93%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.93%) Windows Intune
9 4 (0.93%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.93%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.93%) SCSM
10 3 (0.70%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.70%) MOM
11 2 (0.47%) Legato
Vendors
1 290 (67.60%) Microsoft
2 141 (32.87%) VMware
3 97 (22.61%) HP
4 90 (20.98%) Citrix
5 76 (17.72%) Cisco
6 27 (6.29%) Oracle
7 25 (5.83%) IBM
8 24 (5.59%) McAfee
8 24 (5.59%) Red Hat
9 23 (5.36%) Dell
10 21 (4.90%) EMC
10 21 (4.90%) Symantec
11 19 (4.43%) Apple
12 17 (3.96%) Veritas
13 14 (3.26%) NetApp
14 13 (3.03%) Juniper
15 12 (2.80%) Avaya
16 11 (2.56%) Sophos
17 10 (2.33%) CQG
17 10 (2.33%) Reuters
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