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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 407 382 427
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +45
Contract jobs citing MCITP 211 205 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 2.00% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 107 51
Average daily rate
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£325 £371 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +23.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £162 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £226
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +42.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 33 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.92 £22.50 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.68% -21.25%

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
10378 10241 8449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 19.44% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5937 5984 4542
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 524 456
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -16.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +1 193 £323 -14.00% 95
South East +28 75 £339 +4.24% 35
London -42 60 £300 -21.31% 23
Hampshire +24 36 £350 +163.77% 3
North West -9 22 £225 -25.00% 14
Berkshire +14 20 £398 -11.66% 11
Manchester -3 17 £400 +105.12% 7
Wales +10 11 £500 +19.04%
West Midlands -6 10 £225 +5.88% 9
South Wales +10 9 £500 +19.04%
Yorkshire -13 9 £213 -39.28% 4
Newport -4 8 £503 +10.43%
West Yorkshire -9 8 £200 -50.00% 3
East of England -9 8 £250 - 2
Leeds -12 8 £200 -50.00% 3
Maidenhead - 8 £398 -
Hook - 8 £331 -
Reading +10 7 £325 -27.77% 9
Surrey +6 7 £294 -2.08% 3
West Sussex -17 7 £275 - 3
City of London -23 7 £413 +22.22% 4
Southampton - 7 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £286 -36.38% 5
Worthing - 6 £275 -
East Midlands -10 5 £305 -32.22% 3
Hertfordshire -6 4 £325 +30.00%
Guildford - 4 £388 -
Rickmansworth +4 3 £325 +103.12%
Cambridge -2 3 £250 -
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £250 - 1

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 432 (99.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 328 (75.75%) Microsoft
3 303 (69.98%) Windows
4 244 (56.35%) Active Directory
5 191 (44.11%) VMware
6 182 (42.03%) MCSE
7 153 (35.33%) ITIL
8 152 (35.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 123 (28.41%) Security Cleared
9 123 (28.41%) Cisco
10 110 (25.40%) PowerShell
11 108 (24.94%) SC Cleared
11 108 (24.94%) MCSA
12 105 (24.25%) MCTS
13 100 (23.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 95 (21.94%) Citrix
15 94 (21.71%) MS Excel
16 90 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 88 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
18 85 (19.63%) DNS
19 83 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
19 83 (19.17%) MS Exchange
20 82 (18.94%) Windows 7
21 81 (18.71%) HP
22 80 (18.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 78 (18.01%) SQL
24 75 (17.32%) HTML
25 70 (16.17%) SQL Server
26 69 (15.94%) Hyper-V
27 61 (14.09%) .NET

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 83 (19.17%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.39%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.24%) Lync
5 22 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.46%) Office Communications Server
8 14 (3.23%) IIS
9 13 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.08%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.62%) GroupWise
11 7 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (1.15%) SAS
14 4 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
15 2 (0.46%) TPMS
15 2 (0.46%) Live Communications Server
15 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 94 (21.71%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.16%) MS Office
3 6 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.47%) Office 365
2 18 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.63%) DNS
2 57 (13.16%) SAN
3 50 (11.55%) Firewall
4 49 (11.32%) DHCP
5 35 (8.08%) WAN
6 32 (7.39%) LAN
7 26 (6.00%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.62%) Internet
9 17 (3.93%) NAS
10 14 (3.23%) SMTP
11 13 (3.00%) VoIP
12 12 (2.77%) VPN
13 11 (2.54%) VLAN
14 10 (2.31%) NetScaler
15 9 (2.08%) MPLS
15 9 (2.08%) Network Security
16 8 (1.85%) IMAP
16 8 (1.85%) POP3
16 8 (1.85%) Intranet
17 6 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (4.16%) MySQL
6 12 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.15%) OLAP Cube
9 5 (1.15%) OLAP
9 5 (1.15%) QlikView
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.69%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (3.93%) WinRunner
1 17 (3.93%) TestDirector
1 17 (3.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.92%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.46%) Subversion
6 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.23%) MSI
6 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
General
1 36 (8.31%) Finance
2 13 (3.00%) Banking
2 13 (3.00%) Legal
3 12 (2.77%) Law
4 10 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.15%) Back Office
6 3 (0.69%) Local Government
7 2 (0.46%) Marketing
7 2 (0.46%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (12.01%) Wintel Engineer
2 39 (9.01%) Analyst
3 36 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (8.31%) Server Engineer
4 35 (8.08%) Consultant
5 34 (7.85%) Support Engineer
6 29 (6.70%) Developer
7 28 (6.47%) Architect
8 26 (6.00%) Field Engineer
9 23 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (4.85%) Test Specialist
11 19 (4.39%) Administrator
12 18 (4.16%) DBA
12 18 (4.16%) SQL DBA
13 17 (3.93%) Support Analyst
14 16 (3.70%) Desktop Support
15 15 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
16 13 (3.00%) Windows Server Engineer
16 13 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 13 (3.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (17.32%) HTML
2 61 (14.09%) .NET
3 56 (12.93%) XML
4 39 (9.01%) ASP.NET
5 38 (8.78%) JSP
6 13 (3.00%) Web Services
7 7 (1.62%) SOAP
7 7 (1.62%) WCF
7 7 (1.62%) Application Packaging
8 6 (1.39%) jQuery
9 4 (0.92%) MDX
9 4 (0.92%) LAMP
10 3 (0.69%) Reactive Extensions
10 3 (0.69%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 2 (0.46%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.46%) CSS
12 1 (0.23%) COM
12 1 (0.23%) XSLT
12 1 (0.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.32%) Clustering
2 45 (10.39%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.93%) PDA
5 15 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.54%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.54%) PKI
7 9 (2.08%) Replication
8 8 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.15%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.92%) CMDB
11 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.92%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.69%) NHS
12 3 (0.69%) AS400
12 3 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 303 (69.98%) Windows
2 152 (35.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 88 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (18.94%) Windows 7
6 56 (12.93%) Linux
7 45 (10.39%) UNIX
8 32 (7.39%) Windows XP
9 17 (3.93%) AIX
9 17 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.46%) Android
12 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) VMS
13 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (35.33%) ITIL
2 53 (12.24%) Project Management
3 44 (10.16%) High Availability
4 43 (9.93%) Migration
5 42 (9.70%) Security Testing
6 38 (8.78%) Service Management
7 36 (8.31%) Test Scripting
7 36 (8.31%) Knowledge Management
8 29 (6.70%) Change Management
9 28 (6.47%) Customer Engagement
10 26 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (4.62%) Software Testing
13 19 (4.39%) Problem Management
13 19 (4.39%) CRM
14 18 (4.16%) ITIL V3
15 17 (3.93%) Test Automation
15 17 (3.93%) Validation
16 16 (3.70%) Incident Management
16 16 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 110 (25.40%) PowerShell
2 78 (18.01%) SQL
3 46 (10.62%) VBScript
4 44 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.46%) C#
6 11 (2.54%) C
7 6 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.69%) R
9 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.46%) VB
10 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.23%) Java
10 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 432 (99.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 182 (42.03%) MCSE
3 123 (28.41%) Security Cleared
4 108 (24.94%) SC Cleared
4 108 (24.94%) MCSA
5 105 (24.25%) MCTS
6 83 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
7 80 (18.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 57 (13.16%) Degree
9 56 (12.93%) ISTQB
10 44 (10.16%) CCNA
11 37 (8.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 36 (8.31%) MCP
13 28 (6.47%) ISEB
14 25 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
15 23 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 23 (5.31%) MCDBA
16 19 (4.39%) DV Cleared
17 18 (4.16%) CCA
17 18 (4.16%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.93%) SLA
2 7 (1.62%) QA
2 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 244 (56.35%) Active Directory
2 100 (23.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (15.94%) Hyper-V
4 39 (9.01%) vSphere
5 33 (7.62%) XenApp
6 28 (6.47%) VMware ESX
7 21 (4.85%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.85%) Terminal Server
9 7 (1.62%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.62%) ISA Server
9 7 (1.62%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.92%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.92%) Xen
11 4 (0.92%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.69%) Firmware
13 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 39 (9.01%) SCCM
2 34 (7.85%) SCOM
3 24 (5.54%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (3.93%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (3.46%) Netcool
6 9 (2.08%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.39%) WMI
7 6 (1.39%) WSUS
7 6 (1.39%) SCSM
8 5 (1.15%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.15%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.92%) Legato
10 3 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.69%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.69%) MOM
10 3 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.46%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.46%) DameWare
Vendors
1 328 (75.75%) Microsoft
2 191 (44.11%) VMware
3 123 (28.41%) Cisco
4 95 (21.94%) Citrix
5 81 (18.71%) HP
6 35 (8.08%) NetApp
7 33 (7.62%) Oracle
8 26 (6.00%) McAfee
9 17 (3.93%) EMC
9 17 (3.93%) Veritas
10 16 (3.70%) Dell
11 14 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 13 (3.00%) Symantec
13 10 (2.31%) Lotus
13 10 (2.31%) Juniper
14 9 (2.08%) Red Gate
15 7 (1.62%) Novell
15 7 (1.62%) Avaya
15 7 (1.62%) Tufin
16 6 (1.39%) AppSense
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