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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 400 397 374
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Contract jobs citing MCITP 232 191 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.08% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 97 113
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.90 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £26.30 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -22.07%

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
10941 9162 10362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.33% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6138 5081 5355
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 440 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

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 15 September 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
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 15 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 193 £347 +10.31% 117
London -8 74 £338 -10.00% 31
South East +5 51 £378 +25.83% 31
Hampshire +15 32 £363 +15.07% 5
North West +6 24 £311 +38.33% 11
Scotland +7 23 £349 +26.81% 4
East of England -26 21 £400 +45.45% 10
City of London +25 17 £375 - 12
Manchester -5 12 £320 +62.02% 6
Wales -8 12 £470 +113.63%
Berkshire +13 11 £400 +77.77% 4
Suffolk +1 10 £420 +31.25% 1
South Wales -4 10 £390 +77.27%
Cheshire +10 9 £305 +35.55% 3
Glasgow -10 9 £338 +22.72%
South West -26 9 £325 -4.76% 12
Hook - 8 £349 -
Cardiff -6 6 £375 +70.45%
Reading +10 5 £400 +77.77% 3
Surrey 0 5 £450 +38.46% 9
Edinburgh -7 5 £364 -
West Midlands -16 5 £320 +93.93% 5
Yorkshire +7 4 £320 -23.80% 9
East Midlands -3 4 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £400 - 2
Somerset -6 4 £325 +1.56% 1
Bracknell - 4 £380 -
Nottingham +11 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 3 - - 1
Cambridge -6 3 £400 -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 451 (98.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 320 (69.87%) Microsoft
3 319 (69.65%) Windows
4 221 (48.25%) MCSE
5 176 (38.43%) Active Directory
6 173 (37.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 157 (34.28%) VMware
8 146 (31.88%) ITIL
9 141 (30.79%) MCTS
10 126 (27.51%) SQL
11 124 (27.07%) SQL Server
11 124 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 117 (25.55%) MS Excel
13 116 (25.33%) MS Exchange
14 115 (25.11%) HP
15 104 (22.71%) Citrix
16 101 (22.05%) PowerShell
17 96 (20.96%) DNS
18 95 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 94 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
20 91 (19.87%) Cisco
21 82 (17.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 80 (17.47%) Windows 7
23 79 (17.25%) SAN
24 78 (17.03%) .NET
24 78 (17.03%) Exchange Server 2010
25 77 (16.81%) Security Cleared
26 75 (16.38%) MCSA
27 74 (16.16%) MCP
27 74 (16.16%) DHCP

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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
1 116 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 78 (17.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (15.28%) SharePoint
4 58 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 48 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 33 (7.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 31 (6.77%) IIS
8 19 (4.15%) Lync
8 19 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.87%) JOnAS
11 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 117 (25.55%) MS Excel
2 43 (9.39%) MS Office
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (5.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.31%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.66%) assyst
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.37%) Office 365
2 12 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 96 (20.96%) DNS
2 79 (17.25%) SAN
3 74 (16.16%) DHCP
4 50 (10.92%) TCP/IP
5 48 (10.48%) Firewall
6 28 (6.11%) WAN
7 24 (5.24%) Wireless
8 22 (4.80%) LAN
9 15 (3.28%) VPN
10 12 (2.62%) Internet
11 11 (2.40%) Network Security
12 10 (2.18%) VLAN
13 9 (1.97%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.53%) Extranet
14 7 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (1.31%) NetScaler
15 6 (1.31%) NAS
16 5 (1.09%) VoIP
17 4 (0.87%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (27.07%) SQL Server
2 82 (17.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (15.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (9.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (8.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (7.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (6.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (3.71%) MySQL
9 16 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 12 (2.62%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.53%) DTS
12 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.53%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.31%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.66%) EDRMS
15 3 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (1.31%) MSI
3 6 (1.31%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.09%) WinRunner
4 5 (1.09%) TestDirector
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.66%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.44%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (11.57%) Finance
2 10 (2.18%) Banking
3 6 (1.31%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.87%) Advertising
5 3 (0.66%) Retail
5 3 (0.66%) Law
5 3 (0.66%) Legal
6 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.44%) Front Office
6 2 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (13.32%) Support Engineer
2 58 (12.66%) Analyst
3 45 (9.83%) Developer
4 37 (8.08%) DBA
4 37 (8.08%) Administrator
5 35 (7.64%) SQL DBA
6 34 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 33 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 33 (7.21%) Consultant
8 29 (6.33%) Wintel Engineer
9 27 (5.90%) Support Analyst
10 22 (4.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 21 (4.59%) Server Engineer
12 20 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
13 18 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 18 (3.93%) CRM Developer
14 17 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.28%) SQL Developer
15 15 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 14 (3.06%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (17.03%) .NET
2 48 (10.48%) HTML
3 39 (8.52%) XML
4 37 (8.08%) ASP.NET
5 31 (6.77%) JSP
6 22 (4.80%) WCF
7 21 (4.59%) Web Services
8 17 (3.71%) SOAP
8 17 (3.71%) Reactive Extensions
8 17 (3.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 13 (2.84%) jQuery
9 13 (2.84%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.53%) Software Packaging
11 6 (1.31%) EDI
12 5 (1.09%) LAMP
13 4 (0.87%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.87%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.66%) HTML5
15 2 (0.44%) LINQ
16 1 (0.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (13.97%) Clustering
2 31 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.68%) Replication
4 15 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.18%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.53%) CMDB
7 6 (1.31%) PDA
7 6 (1.31%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.09%) GIS
9 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.44%) Statistics
12 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.22%) CESG
12 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 319 (69.65%) Windows
2 173 (37.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (17.47%) Windows 7
5 73 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (13.10%) Linux
6 60 (13.10%) Windows XP
7 45 (9.83%) UNIX
8 15 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.84%) Windows 8
10 12 (2.62%) Windows Vista
10 12 (2.62%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.75%) Solaris
12 6 (1.31%) AIX
13 5 (1.09%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.87%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.87%) Android
15 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (31.88%) ITIL
2 53 (11.57%) Migration
3 34 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (6.77%) CRM
5 29 (6.33%) Security Testing
6 27 (5.90%) Service Management
6 27 (5.90%) Workflow
7 26 (5.68%) Change Management
8 25 (5.46%) Data Modelling
9 23 (5.02%) Load Balancing
10 22 (4.80%) Project Management
10 22 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (4.59%) Incident Management
12 19 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (3.71%) MVVM
13 17 (3.71%) High Availability
14 16 (3.49%) Data Protection
15 15 (3.28%) ETL
16 14 (3.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 126 (27.51%) SQL
2 101 (22.05%) PowerShell
3 42 (9.17%) T-SQL
4 35 (7.64%) C#
4 35 (7.64%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.55%) VBScript
6 20 (4.37%) VB
7 6 (1.31%) Perl
7 6 (1.31%) ABAP
8 5 (1.09%) C
9 3 (0.66%) Ruby
9 3 (0.66%) Python
10 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) Java
11 1 (0.22%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 451 (98.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 221 (48.25%) MCSE
3 141 (30.79%) MCTS
4 94 (20.52%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (16.81%) Security Cleared
6 75 (16.38%) MCSA
7 74 (16.16%) MCP
8 61 (13.32%) SC Cleared
9 60 (13.10%) CCNA
10 55 (12.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 48 (10.48%) ISTQB
12 43 (9.39%) Degree
13 37 (8.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 24 (5.24%) DV Cleared
14 24 (5.24%) CCNP
15 22 (4.80%) MCDST
16 20 (4.37%) MCDBA
17 18 (3.93%) Citrix Certification
18 17 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
19 15 (3.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.15%) SLA
2 18 (3.93%) QA
3 8 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.66%) BS7799
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 176 (38.43%) Active Directory
2 95 (20.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (13.54%) Hyper-V
4 44 (9.61%) XenApp
5 32 (6.99%) vSphere
6 27 (5.90%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.53%) NFS
8 7 (1.53%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.31%) vCloud
9 6 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.31%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.87%) UAG
12 3 (0.66%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.66%) XenServer
13 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 43 (9.39%) Backup Exec
2 40 (8.73%) SCCM
3 37 (8.08%) SCOM
4 14 (3.06%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (2.62%) WSUS
6 10 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.75%) Windows Intune
7 8 (1.75%) SCDPM
8 7 (1.53%) SCVMM
8 7 (1.53%) MIMEsweeper
8 7 (1.53%) MAILsweeper
9 6 (1.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.09%) Netcool
10 5 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.87%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.87%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 320 (69.87%) Microsoft
2 157 (34.28%) VMware
3 115 (25.11%) HP
4 104 (22.71%) Citrix
5 91 (19.87%) Cisco
6 43 (9.39%) Symantec
7 38 (8.30%) Oracle
7 38 (8.30%) EMC
8 35 (7.64%) Apple
9 29 (6.33%) Juniper
10 21 (4.59%) Meru Networks
11 18 (3.93%) NetApp
12 16 (3.49%) IBM
13 15 (3.28%) McAfee
14 14 (3.06%) Red Hat
15 13 (2.84%) Dell
16 12 (2.62%) Avaya
17 10 (2.18%) Sophos
17 10 (2.18%) Red Gate
17 10 (2.18%) F5
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: Up to £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: Up to £22k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Doncaster
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £25 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago