The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 364 435 338
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -97
Contract jobs citing MCITP 242 137 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.27% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 1.51% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 53 131
Average daily rate
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£340 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £28.38 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -7.57%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +62 205 £325 +5.26% 95
London +30 76 £375 - 36
South East +20 57 £365 +82.50% 21
Hampshire +18 32 £350 +100.00% 4
North West +4 24 £275 +21.68% 7
East of England -3 22 £300 -25.00% 9
Scotland -3 17 £346 +53.88% 5
Berkshire +12 14 £400 +128.57% 3
Wales -6 14 £445 - 2
Manchester +3 13 £288 - 3
South Wales -12 12 £398 - 2
City of London +18 11 £274 -33.69% 14
Cheshire +12 9 £265 - 4
Suffolk -15 9 £350 - 2
Reading +14 8 £400 +128.57% 1
Glasgow +4 8 £338 - 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £300 - 2
South West -27 7 £320 +82.85% 3
West Midlands -14 6 £320 -5.88% 1
Bedford - 6 £300 -
Yorkshire +2 5 £320 -39.04% 8
Cardiff -7 5 £375 - 1
Newport - 5 £490 -
East Midlands +3 4 - - 10
Somerset - 4 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +12 3 - - 2
Nottingham +9 3 - - 2
West Sussex 0 3 £100 -
Birmingham -3 3 £320 -28.88% 1
Surrey -18 3 £450 +140.00% 5

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 416 (98.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 312 (73.76%) Windows
3 294 (69.50%) Microsoft
4 211 (49.88%) MCSE
5 176 (41.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 164 (38.77%) Active Directory
7 162 (38.30%) VMware
8 127 (30.02%) MCTS
9 126 (29.79%) Citrix
10 125 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 118 (27.90%) MS Exchange
12 116 (27.42%) ITIL
12 116 (27.42%) SQL
13 111 (26.24%) MS Excel
14 110 (26.00%) SQL Server
15 99 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 96 (22.70%) Cisco
17 93 (21.99%) HP
18 87 (20.57%) DNS
19 86 (20.33%) Windows 7
20 84 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
21 82 (19.39%) MCP
22 81 (19.15%) PowerShell
23 74 (17.49%) Hyper-V
24 73 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
24 73 (17.26%) SAN
25 72 (17.02%) DHCP
26 68 (16.08%) Security Cleared
26 68 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
27 66 (15.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 118 (27.90%) MS Exchange
2 73 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 56 (13.24%) SharePoint
5 50 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (5.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (4.96%) Lync
9 19 (4.49%) IIS
10 15 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (2.60%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.18%) JOnAS
13 4 (0.95%) Live Communications Server
13 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.24%) SAS
15 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 111 (26.24%) MS Excel
2 51 (12.06%) MS Office
3 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.42%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.71%) assyst
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.78%) Office 365
2 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 87 (20.57%) DNS
2 73 (17.26%) SAN
3 72 (17.02%) DHCP
4 50 (11.82%) Firewall
5 36 (8.51%) TCP/IP
6 30 (7.09%) WAN
7 24 (5.67%) Wireless
7 24 (5.67%) LAN
8 18 (4.26%) VPN
9 13 (3.07%) Internet
10 11 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (2.13%) Network Security
12 8 (1.89%) VLAN
12 8 (1.89%) NAS
13 7 (1.65%) Extranet
13 7 (1.65%) NetScaler
14 6 (1.42%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.18%) VoIP
16 4 (0.95%) FTP
16 4 (0.95%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 66 (15.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (6.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 13 (3.07%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (2.84%) MySQL
11 9 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.42%) DTS
14 5 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.18%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
16 2 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (3.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.65%) WinRunner
3 7 (1.65%) TestDirector
4 5 (1.18%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.18%) MSI
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.95%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (13.71%) Finance
2 12 (2.84%) Banking
3 5 (1.18%) Legal
3 5 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.95%) Back Office
4 4 (0.95%) Law
5 3 (0.71%) Advertising
5 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.71%) Retail
6 2 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Electronics
7 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (15.60%) Support Engineer
2 52 (12.29%) Analyst
3 35 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (7.80%) Developer
5 32 (7.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 32 (7.57%) Administrator
6 30 (7.09%) Consultant
6 30 (7.09%) DBA
6 30 (7.09%) Support Analyst
7 28 (6.62%) SQL DBA
8 22 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
9 18 (4.26%) Server Engineer
10 17 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (3.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (3.55%) SQL Developer
13 14 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (3.07%) IT Support
14 13 (3.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.00%) .NET
2 34 (8.04%) HTML
3 30 (7.09%) ASP.NET
4 27 (6.38%) JSP
5 19 (4.49%) XML
6 13 (3.07%) Web Services
6 13 (3.07%) WCF
7 11 (2.60%) SOAP
7 11 (2.60%) jQuery
7 11 (2.60%) Reactive Extensions
7 11 (2.60%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 10 (2.36%) Silverlight
9 6 (1.42%) EDI
10 5 (1.18%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.71%) Middleware
11 3 (0.71%) HTML5
11 3 (0.71%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.47%) LAMP
13 1 (0.24%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.71%) Clustering
2 24 (5.67%) Blackberry
3 20 (4.73%) Replication
4 9 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 9 (2.13%) EqualLogic
5 8 (1.89%) PDA
6 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
6 4 (0.95%) Fat Client
6 4 (0.95%) Thin Client
6 4 (0.95%) Smartcard
6 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.47%) Statistics
8 2 (0.47%) PKI
8 2 (0.47%) GIS
9 1 (0.24%) VLE
9 1 (0.24%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.24%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 312 (73.76%) Windows
2 176 (41.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 125 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 86 (20.33%) Windows 7
5 68 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (15.37%) Windows XP
7 52 (12.29%) Linux
8 44 (10.40%) UNIX
9 19 (4.49%) Windows 8
10 18 (4.26%) Windows Vista
11 14 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.89%) AIX
14 5 (1.18%) Solaris
14 5 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.95%) Android
16 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (27.42%) ITIL
2 56 (13.24%) Migration
3 32 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (7.09%) Service Management
5 25 (5.91%) Change Management
5 25 (5.91%) Workflow
6 24 (5.67%) Security Testing
7 21 (4.96%) CRM
8 19 (4.49%) Project Management
8 19 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (4.26%) Customer Engagement
10 17 (4.02%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.78%) Data Modelling
12 15 (3.55%) Load Balancing
12 15 (3.55%) Problem Management
12 15 (3.55%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.07%) ETL
14 12 (2.84%) Software Testing
14 12 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 116 (27.42%) SQL
2 81 (19.15%) PowerShell
3 36 (8.51%) T-SQL
4 28 (6.62%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.67%) C#
6 22 (5.20%) VBScript
7 21 (4.96%) VB
8 6 (1.42%) ABAP
9 4 (0.95%) C
9 4 (0.95%) Perl
10 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.71%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.24%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 416 (98.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 211 (49.88%) MCSE
3 127 (30.02%) MCTS
4 84 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (19.39%) MCP
6 68 (16.08%) Security Cleared
7 64 (15.13%) MCSA
8 53 (12.53%) CCNA
8 53 (12.53%) SC Cleared
9 49 (11.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 46 (10.87%) ISTQB
11 35 (8.27%) Degree
12 33 (7.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 28 (6.62%) MCDST
14 25 (5.91%) DV Cleared
15 21 (4.96%) CCNP
16 20 (4.73%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (3.78%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (3.78%) MCDBA
18 14 (3.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.02%) SLA
2 15 (3.55%) QA
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.47%) BS7799
System Software
1 164 (38.77%) Active Directory
2 99 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (17.49%) Hyper-V
4 39 (9.22%) XenApp
5 36 (8.51%) vSphere
6 25 (5.91%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.89%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.65%) vCloud
10 5 (1.18%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.18%) Terminal Server
10 5 (1.18%) UAG
11 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.71%) XenServer
12 3 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (12.06%) SCCM
2 37 (8.75%) SCOM
3 34 (8.04%) Backup Exec
4 15 (3.55%) WSUS
5 13 (3.07%) SCVMM
6 12 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.89%) Netcool
8 5 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.18%) SCDPM
8 5 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.18%) Windows Intune
9 4 (0.95%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.95%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.71%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.47%) Ionix
Vendors
1 294 (69.50%) Microsoft
2 162 (38.30%) VMware
3 126 (29.79%) Citrix
4 96 (22.70%) Cisco
5 93 (21.99%) HP
6 38 (8.98%) Symantec
7 35 (8.27%) EMC
8 31 (7.33%) Apple
8 31 (7.33%) Oracle
9 27 (6.38%) Juniper
10 22 (5.20%) Dell
11 18 (4.26%) Meru Networks
12 14 (3.31%) NetApp
13 13 (3.07%) McAfee
14 12 (2.84%) IBM
14 12 (2.84%) Red Hat
15 11 (2.60%) Avaya
16 10 (2.36%) SonicWALL
16 10 (2.36%) Veritas
17 9 (2.13%) F5
London
Radiant Info
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £297 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: Up to £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: US$150.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago