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 28 September 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 538 517 427
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -90
Contract jobs citing MCITP 110 144 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.26% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 69 136
Median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.77 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £34.30 £21.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.77 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-17.56% -

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
11000 11387 11308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6793 6861 6258
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 531 481
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCITP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 94 £378 +0.66% 35
London +11 43 £413 +23.13% 14
East of England +6 20 £410 +39.57% 3
South East +4 16 £350 -6.66% 7
Scotland +1 15 £250 -16.66%
City of London +26 9 £425 -5.60% 3
Hampshire +16 9 £347 -10.45% 1
Renfrewshire -23 8 £273 -12.09%
Erskine -29 8 £273 -12.09%
Hertfordshire - 8 £230 -
Suffolk +5 7 £420 +5.52%
Hook +3 6 £353 +35.57%
South West +12 5 £160 -15.78% 1
Yorkshire -4 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Berkshire +6 4 £380 +61.70% 2
West Yorkshire +4 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Leeds -2 4 £500 +25.00%
Bedfordshire -6 4 - - 1
West Midlands -19 4 £275 -38.88% 1
Bellshill - 4 £160 -
North Lanarkshire - 4 £160 -
Watford - 4 £230 -
Luton - 4 - -
Reading +21 3 - - 1
Birmingham -6 3 - -
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 3 £410 -
St Albans - 3 - -
Gosport +21 2 £343 -
Glasgow +3 2 £195 -27.77%

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCITP.

1 220 (99.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (80.18%) Microsoft
3 162 (72.97%) Windows
4 144 (64.86%) Active Directory
5 104 (46.85%) MCSE
6 102 (45.95%) MCTS
7 99 (44.59%) Windows Server
8 78 (35.14%) SQL
9 76 (34.23%) PowerShell
10 74 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 73 (32.88%) ITIL
12 71 (31.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 68 (30.63%) Office 365
13 68 (30.63%) VMware
14 67 (30.18%) MCSA
15 57 (25.68%) DNS
16 56 (25.23%) Citrix
17 54 (24.32%) SQL Server
17 54 (24.32%) Windows 7
18 47 (21.17%) Security Cleared
18 47 (21.17%) MS Exchange
19 44 (19.82%) SharePoint
19 44 (19.82%) MS Office
19 44 (19.82%) Migration
20 42 (18.92%) Hyper-V
21 41 (18.47%) Firewall
22 39 (17.57%) MS Excel
22 39 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
23 38 (17.12%) Clustering
24 37 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (21.17%) MS Exchange
2 44 (19.82%) SharePoint
3 34 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (5.86%) IIS
6 12 (5.41%) Skype for Business
7 9 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.70%) Apache
8 6 (2.70%) JBoss
8 6 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (2.70%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.25%) MS Project Server
10 4 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.90%) CMS
13 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 44 (19.82%) MS Office
2 39 (17.57%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.25%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (5.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 68 (30.63%) Office 365
2 26 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.35%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Yammer
6 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (25.68%) DNS
2 41 (18.47%) Firewall
3 30 (13.51%) DHCP
4 20 (9.01%) Internet
5 19 (8.56%) SAN
6 18 (8.11%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.66%) WAN
8 13 (5.86%) LAN
9 12 (5.41%) Kerberos
10 8 (3.60%) SSL
11 7 (3.15%) Skype
12 6 (2.70%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.70%) VPN
13 4 (1.80%) MPLS
13 4 (1.80%) Wireless
14 3 (1.35%) PBX
14 3 (1.35%) VLAN
15 2 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
15 2 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 2 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.60%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.15%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (3.15%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.70%) MySQL
8 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.90%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.90%) DTS
10 2 (0.90%) GIS
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (6.76%) StarTeam
3 8 (3.60%) HP UFT
3 8 (3.60%) TestDirector
3 8 (3.60%) WinRunner
4 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.90%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.45%) WiX
General
1 20 (9.01%) Finance
2 9 (4.05%) Banking
3 5 (2.25%) Local Government
4 4 (1.80%) Back Office
4 4 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.35%) German Language
6 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (14.41%) Analyst
2 16 (7.21%) DBA
2 16 (7.21%) Developer
2 16 (7.21%) Test Analyst
3 14 (6.31%) Administrator
3 14 (6.31%) Consultant
4 13 (5.86%) SQL DBA
5 12 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (4.95%) Support Engineer
6 11 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (4.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (4.50%) Office 365 Engineer
8 9 (4.05%) Architect
8 9 (4.05%) CRM Developer
8 9 (4.05%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 9 (4.05%) Server Engineer
9 8 (3.60%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (3.60%) Tester
9 8 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.41%) .NET
2 21 (9.46%) HTML
3 20 (9.01%) ASP.NET
4 13 (5.86%) XML
5 9 (4.05%) WCF
6 6 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.70%) JSP
6 6 (2.70%) LAMP
7 5 (2.25%) SOAP
7 5 (2.25%) Web Services
8 3 (1.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 3 (1.35%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (1.35%) WAMP
9 2 (0.90%) DCOM
9 2 (0.90%) WF
10 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.45%) COM
10 1 (0.45%) CSS
10 1 (0.45%) jQuery
10 1 (0.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.12%) Clustering
2 16 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.60%) PDA
6 7 (3.15%) Replication
6 7 (3.15%) Wiki
7 6 (2.70%) PMI
8 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.25%) PKI
9 4 (1.80%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.90%) BYOD
11 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.90%) Fintech
11 2 (0.90%) Statistics
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.45%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 162 (72.97%) Windows
2 99 (44.59%) Windows Server
3 74 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (31.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (24.32%) Windows 7
6 39 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (14.41%) Windows XP
8 28 (12.61%) Windows 10
9 23 (10.36%) AIX
10 21 (9.46%) Linux
11 13 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (3.60%) Solaris
12 8 (3.60%) Unix
13 6 (2.70%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (32.88%) ITIL
2 44 (19.82%) Migration
3 30 (13.51%) Change Management
4 24 (10.81%) Software Testing
4 24 (10.81%) Test Scripting
5 20 (9.01%) Smoke Testing
6 19 (8.56%) Load Balancing
7 17 (7.66%) Server Virtualisation
8 15 (6.76%) Content Management
9 14 (6.31%) High Availability
9 14 (6.31%) Service Management
10 13 (5.86%) Capacity Management
10 13 (5.86%) CRM
10 13 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (5.86%) Project Management
11 10 (4.50%) Asset Management
12 9 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.05%) Customer Engagement
12 9 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (3.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 78 (35.14%) SQL
2 76 (34.23%) PowerShell
3 30 (13.51%) C#
3 30 (13.51%) VBScript
4 19 (8.56%) Java
5 13 (5.86%) C++
5 13 (5.86%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.60%) C
7 6 (2.70%) PHP
8 5 (2.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.80%) VB
10 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 220 (99.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (46.85%) MCSE
3 102 (45.95%) MCTS
4 67 (30.18%) MCSA
5 47 (21.17%) Security Cleared
6 29 (13.06%) ISTQB
6 29 (13.06%) MCP
7 28 (12.61%) Degree
8 27 (12.16%) SC Cleared
9 20 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (6.76%) A+ Certification
10 15 (6.76%) CCNA
10 15 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (4.50%) MCDST
12 9 (4.05%) DV Cleared
13 8 (3.60%) PMI Certification
14 7 (3.15%) CCNP
14 7 (3.15%) IBM Certification
14 7 (3.15%) OCP
14 7 (3.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.60%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 144 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 42 (18.92%) Hyper-V
3 37 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (7.66%) VMware ESX
5 16 (7.21%) XenApp
6 8 (3.60%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (3.15%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (3.15%) vSphere
8 6 (2.70%) UAG
8 6 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.90%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.45%) Firmware
11 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (14.86%) SCCM
2 23 (10.36%) McAfee ePO
2 23 (10.36%) Netcool
2 23 (10.36%) SCOM
3 13 (5.86%) Backup Exec
4 10 (4.50%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (3.15%) WSUS
6 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (2.70%) Puppet
6 6 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.25%) WMI
8 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.90%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.90%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 178 (80.18%) Microsoft
2 68 (30.63%) VMware
3 56 (25.23%) Citrix
4 32 (14.41%) HP
5 31 (13.96%) Intel Security
6 29 (13.06%) Cisco
7 24 (10.81%) Veritas
8 13 (5.86%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.41%) NetApp
9 12 (5.41%) Oracle
10 11 (4.95%) IBM
11 10 (4.50%) Symantec
12 8 (3.60%) Dell
13 6 (2.70%) Apple
13 6 (2.70%) Brocade
13 6 (2.70%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.70%) Veeam
14 5 (2.25%) Avaya
14 5 (2.25%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.80%) Remedy