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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 405 413 413
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing MCITP 216 184 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.77% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 93 63
Average daily rate
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£325 £336 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £167 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £226
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +41.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 18
Average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.74 £22.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+36.50% -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
10729 10413 8488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.22% 19.36% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6059 5947 4531
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 529 455
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.04%
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 £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 6 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 6 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 6 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 0 191 £325 -1.88% 93
London -33 73 £324 -13.66% 21
South East +27 67 £325 -7.27% 25
Hampshire +15 35 £356 +163.88% 1
Berkshire +10 18 £398 -11.66% 14
West Midlands -3 18 £321 +51.17% 8
North West -11 16 £313 +40.44% 11
City of London +4 15 £450 +35.84% 5
Manchester -8 14 £400 +344.44% 6
Scotland +9 12 £308 -18.65% 2
Wales - 11 £500 - 1
South Wales - 9 £500 - 1
Reading +5 8 £325 -29.72% 8
Newport - 8 £503 -
Surrey +11 7 £319 +35.63% 4
West Sussex -19 7 £275 - 2
Glasgow - 7 £308 -
East of England -5 6 £250 - 7
Hook - 6 £339 -
Southampton - 6 £450 - 1
Worthing - 6 £275 -
Guildford - 5 £325 -
Erskine +1 4 £351 -7.07%
West Yorkshire 0 4 £188 -53.12% 6
Renfrewshire 0 4 £351 -7.07%
Hertfordshire -3 4 £325 +30.00% 4
Leeds -4 4 £188 -53.12% 5
Yorkshire -9 4 £188 -46.42% 8
East Midlands -13 4 £305 -32.22% 2
Wolverhampton - 4 £225 -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 421 (99.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 304 (72.04%) Microsoft
3 300 (71.09%) Windows
4 226 (53.55%) Active Directory
5 177 (41.94%) MCSE
6 173 (41.00%) VMware
7 146 (34.60%) ITIL
8 142 (33.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 119 (28.20%) Security Cleared
10 114 (27.01%) Cisco
11 106 (25.12%) SC Cleared
12 102 (24.17%) MCSA
13 100 (23.70%) PowerShell
14 97 (22.99%) MCTS
15 95 (22.51%) Citrix
15 95 (22.51%) Windows Server 2003
16 91 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 86 (20.38%) Windows 7
18 84 (19.91%) SQL
19 82 (19.43%) DNS
19 82 (19.43%) Windows Server 2012
20 81 (19.19%) MS Exchange
21 78 (18.48%) MS Excel
22 76 (18.01%) HP
22 76 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
23 70 (16.59%) HTML
24 68 (16.11%) SQL Server
24 68 (16.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 64 (15.17%) Hyper-V
26 61 (14.45%) .NET

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 81 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 32 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (4.74%) Lync
5 17 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.55%) Office Communications Server
7 13 (3.08%) IIS
8 12 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.13%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.66%) GroupWise
11 7 (1.66%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (1.18%) SAS
14 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.47%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 78 (18.48%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.45%) Office 365
2 18 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (19.43%) DNS
2 53 (12.56%) SAN
3 50 (11.85%) DHCP
4 46 (10.90%) Firewall
5 31 (7.35%) WAN
6 29 (6.87%) LAN
7 27 (6.40%) TCP/IP
8 24 (5.69%) Internet
9 17 (4.03%) NAS
10 14 (3.32%) VoIP
11 11 (2.61%) SMTP
12 9 (2.13%) VPN
12 9 (2.13%) Network Security
12 9 (2.13%) VLAN
12 9 (2.13%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.90%) IMAP
13 8 (1.90%) Intranet
13 8 (1.90%) POP3
14 7 (1.66%) Wireless
15 6 (1.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (4.27%) MySQL
6 14 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.42%) OLAP
9 6 (1.42%) OLAP Cube
9 6 (1.42%) QlikView
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.71%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (4.98%) WinRunner
1 21 (4.98%) TestDirector
1 21 (4.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.18%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.24%) MSI
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) StarTeam
General
1 40 (9.48%) Finance
2 15 (3.55%) Banking
3 13 (3.08%) Legal
4 12 (2.84%) Law
5 11 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.18%) Back Office
7 3 (0.71%) Local Government
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (9.48%) Wintel Engineer
2 39 (9.24%) Analyst
3 35 (8.29%) Support Engineer
3 35 (8.29%) Server Engineer
4 34 (8.06%) Consultant
4 34 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (7.35%) Developer
6 28 (6.64%) Field Engineer
7 24 (5.69%) Architect
8 22 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (4.98%) Administrator
9 21 (4.98%) SQL DBA
9 21 (4.98%) DBA
9 21 (4.98%) Test Specialist
10 19 (4.50%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.50%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (3.79%) Test Engineer
12 15 (3.55%) SQL Developer
13 14 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.59%) HTML
2 61 (14.45%) .NET
3 54 (12.80%) XML
4 38 (9.00%) ASP.NET
5 37 (8.77%) JSP
6 13 (3.08%) Web Services
7 7 (1.66%) SOAP
7 7 (1.66%) WCF
8 6 (1.42%) jQuery
8 6 (1.42%) Application Packaging
9 5 (1.18%) MDX
10 4 (0.95%) LAMP
11 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.71%) Reactive Extensions
11 3 (0.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.47%) CSS
13 1 (0.24%) COM
13 1 (0.24%) XSLT
13 1 (0.24%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.85%) Clustering
2 24 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.98%) PDA
4 15 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.08%) Private Cloud
7 11 (2.61%) PKI
7 11 (2.61%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.61%) Replication
8 10 (2.37%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.42%) CMDB
9 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.95%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.95%) CLARiiON
11 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.95%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 300 (71.09%) Windows
2 142 (33.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (22.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 86 (20.38%) Windows 7
5 82 (19.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (12.80%) Linux
7 45 (10.66%) UNIX
8 36 (8.53%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.98%) AIX
10 15 (3.55%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.66%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.47%) VMS
14 2 (0.47%) Android
15 1 (0.24%) Debian
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
15 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (34.60%) ITIL
2 50 (11.85%) Project Management
3 42 (9.95%) Migration
3 42 (9.95%) High Availability
4 40 (9.48%) Test Scripting
5 39 (9.24%) Security Testing
6 37 (8.77%) Service Management
7 35 (8.29%) Knowledge Management
8 31 (7.35%) Change Management
9 30 (7.11%) Customer Engagement
10 27 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (5.21%) Software Testing
13 21 (4.98%) Test Automation
14 19 (4.50%) Problem Management
14 19 (4.50%) CRM
15 18 (4.27%) ITIL V3
15 18 (4.27%) Performance Monitoring
16 16 (3.79%) Incident Management
17 15 (3.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 100 (23.70%) PowerShell
2 84 (19.91%) SQL
3 44 (10.43%) VBScript
4 43 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 16 (3.79%) C#
6 11 (2.61%) C
7 8 (1.90%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.95%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.71%) R
10 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.47%) VB
11 1 (0.24%) Java
11 1 (0.24%) Python
11 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 421 (99.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 177 (41.94%) MCSE
3 119 (28.20%) Security Cleared
4 106 (25.12%) SC Cleared
5 102 (24.17%) MCSA
6 97 (22.99%) MCTS
7 76 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (16.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 57 (13.51%) ISTQB
9 57 (13.51%) Degree
10 39 (9.24%) MCP
11 38 (9.00%) CCNA
12 36 (8.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 26 (6.16%) ISEB
14 25 (5.92%) MCDBA
15 24 (5.69%) A+ Certification
16 22 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (4.98%) Citrix Certification
18 17 (4.03%) DV Cleared
19 15 (3.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.03%) SLA
2 8 (1.90%) QA
3 7 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 226 (53.55%) Active Directory
2 91 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (15.17%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.58%) XenApp
4 32 (7.58%) vSphere
5 29 (6.87%) VMware ESX
6 19 (4.50%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.13%) Terminal Server
8 7 (1.66%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.18%) Xen
11 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.71%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (6.87%) SCCM
2 28 (6.64%) SCOM
2 28 (6.64%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (4.98%) McAfee ePO
4 19 (4.50%) Netcool
5 8 (1.90%) WMI
5 8 (1.90%) SCSM
6 7 (1.66%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.18%) WSUS
8 4 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.95%) MOM
8 4 (0.95%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.95%) Legato
9 3 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.71%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.47%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.47%) DameWare
Vendors
1 304 (72.04%) Microsoft
2 173 (41.00%) VMware
3 114 (27.01%) Cisco
4 95 (22.51%) Citrix
5 76 (18.01%) HP
6 34 (8.06%) NetApp
7 33 (7.82%) Oracle
8 27 (6.40%) McAfee
9 21 (4.98%) Veritas
10 18 (4.27%) Dell
11 17 (4.03%) EMC
12 11 (2.61%) Juniper
12 11 (2.61%) CheckPoint
13 10 (2.37%) Symantec
13 10 (2.37%) Lotus
14 9 (2.13%) Red Gate
15 8 (1.90%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.90%) IBM
16 7 (1.66%) Avaya
16 7 (1.66%) Novell
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £400 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago