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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 411 385 372
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Contract jobs citing MCITP 213 207 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 2.30% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 120 107
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+32.09% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 10
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.06 £14.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.70 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -33.33%

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
11650 9016 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 17.15% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6559 5126 5300
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 387 585
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -33 193 £350 +12.00% 109
London -29 72 £335 -10.06% 27
South East -14 55 £350 +16.66% 32
Hampshire +14 29 £348 +10.47% 6
East of England -13 24 £410 +49.09% 5
City of London +27 22 £400 +6.66% 7
North West -4 20 £375 +66.66% 14
Hook - 18 £348 - 1
Berkshire +15 11 £400 +14.28% 8
Manchester -4 10 £400 +102.53% 9
Scotland -5 10 £364 +32.36% 1
East Midlands -5 9 £475 +196.87% 7
Cheshire +9 7 £313 +38.88% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 6 £400 - 2
Suffolk +7 6 £420 +31.25%
Edinburgh +2 5 £364 -
Yorkshire -3 5 £163 -50.00% 6
Surrey -11 5 £450 +38.46% 11
South West -35 5 £298 -12.82% 8
Reading +14 4 £400 +14.28% 6
South Wales -10 4 £383 +73.86% 1
West Midlands -11 4 £350 +122.22% 5
Wales -22 4 £383 +73.86% 1
Derbyshire +5 3 £513 +241.66% 1
Cambridge 0 3 £400 - 1
West Sussex -1 3 £269 -20.29% 1
Cardiff -3 3 £383 +73.86% 1
Kent -4 3 £200 - 2
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £245 +63.33% 3
Milton Keynes -13 3 £245 +63.33% 2

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 444 (98.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 320 (70.95%) Windows
3 319 (70.73%) Microsoft
4 202 (44.79%) MCSE
5 177 (39.25%) Active Directory
6 168 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 158 (35.03%) ITIL
8 131 (29.05%) VMware
9 130 (28.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 118 (26.16%) MCTS
11 116 (25.72%) PowerShell
12 113 (25.06%) HP
13 110 (24.39%) SQL
13 110 (24.39%) MS Excel
14 107 (23.73%) SQL Server
15 105 (23.28%) MS Exchange
16 100 (22.17%) DNS
17 96 (21.29%) Security Cleared
18 88 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
19 85 (18.85%) Citrix
20 83 (18.40%) Cisco
20 83 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
21 78 (17.29%) MCSA
22 77 (17.07%) Windows 7
23 76 (16.85%) SC Cleared
23 76 (16.85%) .NET
23 76 (16.85%) DHCP
24 72 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
25 71 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
26 70 (15.52%) SAN

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 105 (23.28%) MS Exchange
2 71 (15.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (14.63%) SharePoint
4 48 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 42 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 35 (7.76%) IIS
7 23 (5.10%) Lync
8 22 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 19 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.11%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.67%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 110 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.33%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.67%) assyst
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.10%) Office 365
2 14 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (22.17%) DNS
2 76 (16.85%) DHCP
3 70 (15.52%) SAN
4 51 (11.31%) TCP/IP
5 43 (9.53%) Firewall
6 30 (6.65%) Wireless
7 19 (4.21%) Internet
7 19 (4.21%) WAN
8 18 (3.99%) LAN
9 12 (2.66%) VPN
10 10 (2.22%) Network Security
11 9 (2.00%) VoIP
12 8 (1.77%) NAS
13 6 (1.33%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.33%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.11%) FTP
15 4 (0.89%) PBX
15 4 (0.89%) MGCP
15 4 (0.89%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 69 (15.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (7.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (6.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (3.55%) MySQL
9 12 (2.66%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (2.44%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (1.77%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.55%) DTS
13 7 (1.55%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.89%) OLTP
16 3 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (1.33%) MSI
4 5 (1.11%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.11%) WinRunner
4 5 (1.11%) TestDirector
4 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.67%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.44%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.44%) Fiddler
General
1 55 (12.20%) Finance
2 11 (2.44%) Banking
3 8 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.11%) Retail
4 5 (1.11%) Legal
5 4 (0.89%) Law
6 3 (0.67%) Back Office
7 2 (0.44%) Front Office
7 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Games
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (13.30%) Analyst
2 54 (11.97%) Support Engineer
3 48 (10.64%) Consultant
4 38 (8.43%) DBA
5 36 (7.98%) Developer
6 35 (7.76%) SQL DBA
7 34 (7.54%) Support Analyst
8 33 (7.32%) Wintel Engineer
9 31 (6.87%) Administrator
10 29 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (5.10%) Server Engineer
13 19 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 19 (4.21%) CRM Developer
14 17 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
16 13 (2.88%) SQL Server DBA
16 13 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 12 (2.66%) Systems Support
17 12 (2.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.85%) .NET
2 57 (12.64%) HTML
3 49 (10.86%) XML
4 33 (7.32%) ASP.NET
5 28 (6.21%) JSP
6 22 (4.88%) WCF
7 20 (4.43%) Web Services
8 18 (3.99%) SOAP
8 18 (3.99%) Reactive Extensions
8 18 (3.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 14 (3.10%) Silverlight
10 8 (1.77%) Software Packaging
11 6 (1.33%) EDI
12 4 (0.89%) LAMP
12 4 (0.89%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.67%) jQuery
13 3 (0.67%) HTML5
14 2 (0.44%) REST
14 2 (0.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.41%) Clustering
2 26 (5.76%) Replication
3 22 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.66%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.00%) CMDB
6 7 (1.55%) Statistics
7 6 (1.33%) PDA
7 6 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.33%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.11%) Smartcard
8 5 (1.11%) GIS
8 5 (1.11%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.44%) SecurID
11 2 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 320 (70.95%) Windows
2 168 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 130 (28.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 77 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 72 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (14.41%) Linux
7 49 (10.86%) Windows XP
8 42 (9.31%) UNIX
9 18 (3.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (3.77%) Windows Vista
11 15 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (3.33%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.77%) Solaris
13 7 (1.55%) AIX
14 6 (1.33%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.11%) Windows NT
15 5 (1.11%) Android
15 5 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.89%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (35.03%) ITIL
2 57 (12.64%) Migration
3 32 (7.10%) CRM
3 32 (7.10%) High Availability
4 31 (6.87%) Security Testing
5 30 (6.65%) Service Management
6 25 (5.54%) Project Management
6 25 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
8 23 (5.10%) Load Balancing
8 23 (5.10%) Change Management
9 22 (4.88%) Incident Management
10 21 (4.66%) Workflow
11 20 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (3.99%) Data Protection
12 18 (3.99%) MVVM
13 17 (3.77%) Data Modelling
13 17 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (3.55%) Customer Engagement
15 15 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (25.72%) PowerShell
2 110 (24.39%) SQL
3 42 (9.31%) VBScript
4 35 (7.76%) C#
5 32 (7.10%) JavaScript
5 32 (7.10%) T-SQL
6 20 (4.43%) VB
7 6 (1.33%) Perl
7 6 (1.33%) ABAP
8 4 (0.89%) Python
8 4 (0.89%) C
8 4 (0.89%) Ruby
9 3 (0.67%) PHP
9 3 (0.67%) C++
10 2 (0.44%) Java
10 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 444 (98.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (44.79%) MCSE
3 118 (26.16%) MCTS
4 96 (21.29%) Security Cleared
5 88 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (17.29%) MCSA
7 76 (16.85%) SC Cleared
8 61 (13.53%) MCP
9 54 (11.97%) CCNA
10 52 (11.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 49 (10.86%) Degree
12 45 (9.98%) ISTQB
13 34 (7.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 28 (6.21%) DV Cleared
15 26 (5.76%) CCNP
16 22 (4.88%) MCDST
17 21 (4.66%) MCDBA
17 21 (4.66%) A+ Certification
18 16 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
19 13 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.33%) QA
2 14 (3.10%) SLA
3 8 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.67%) BS7799
6 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 177 (39.25%) Active Directory
2 83 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (11.97%) Hyper-V
4 38 (8.43%) XenApp
5 27 (5.99%) VMware ESX
6 19 (4.21%) vSphere
7 12 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.77%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.55%) ISA Server
10 6 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.11%) NFS
11 5 (1.11%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.67%) Xen
13 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.44%) XenServer
15 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 40 (8.87%) Backup Exec
2 32 (7.10%) SCCM
3 31 (6.87%) SCOM
4 14 (3.10%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (2.22%) WSUS
6 9 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.77%) Windows Intune
7 8 (1.77%) SCDPM
8 6 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.11%) Netcool
9 5 (1.11%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (1.11%) MAILsweeper
10 4 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.89%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.89%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.67%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.44%) Legato
12 2 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 319 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 131 (29.05%) VMware
3 113 (25.06%) HP
4 85 (18.85%) Citrix
5 83 (18.40%) Cisco
6 39 (8.65%) Oracle
6 39 (8.65%) Symantec
7 37 (8.20%) Apple
8 34 (7.54%) EMC
9 29 (6.43%) Juniper
10 21 (4.66%) Meru Networks
11 20 (4.43%) Red Hat
12 19 (4.21%) IBM
13 16 (3.55%) Avaya
14 15 (3.33%) McAfee
15 13 (2.88%) Dell
16 11 (2.44%) NetApp
17 10 (2.22%) SolarWinds
17 10 (2.22%) Red Gate
18 9 (2.00%) Veritas
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