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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 407 387 376
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -11
Contract jobs citing MCITP 185 173 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.99% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 89 113
Average daily rate £315 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £11.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.38 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-33.12% +42.85%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11009 8703 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.54% 18.21% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6226 4603 5411
Average daily rate £375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 484 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 175 £308 +11.81% 122
London -17 96 £325 -7.14% 48
City of London -6 32 £325 -21.06% 12
South East -7 29 £351 +7.84% 37
East of England -33 18 £250 +11.11% 10
North West -15 11 £224 +65.74% 11
Hampshire +6 10 £135 - 7
Manchester -3 8 £158 - 8
Berkshire -8 7 £450 +100.00% 10
West Midlands -21 7 £213 +6.25% 4
Nottinghamshire +6 6 £450 +69.81% 4
East Midlands -8 6 £450 +69.81% 4
Cambridgeshire - 6 - - 3
Scotland -14 5 £378 - 7
Peterborough - 5 - -
Birmingham - 5 £213 - 3
Hertfordshire -4 4 £250 - 3
Suffolk -4 4 £200 -38.46%
Surrey -11 4 £235 -27.69% 6
Yorkshire -14 4 £299 +42.26% 2
South West -32 4 £325 +62.50% 5
Nottingham - 4 £450 - 4
West Sussex +2 3 - - 1
Cheshire -15 3 £271 +100.92% 1
Essex -21 3 £400 +97.53% 2
West Yorkshire -25 3 £350 +66.66% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 - 4
Renfrewshire - 3 £378 -
Reading - 3 £450 - 3
Somerset -10 2 £325 +62.50%

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 339 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 265 (78.17%) Windows
3 217 (64.01%) Microsoft
4 191 (56.34%) MCSE
5 161 (47.49%) Active Directory
6 154 (45.43%) VMware
7 141 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 123 (36.28%) Citrix
9 111 (32.74%) MS Exchange
10 98 (28.91%) MCTS
11 96 (28.32%) VMware Infrastructure
12 93 (27.43%) SQL Server
13 92 (27.14%) ITIL
14 88 (25.96%) SQL
14 88 (25.96%) Cisco
15 86 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
16 77 (22.71%) MS Excel
17 71 (20.94%) MCP
18 69 (20.35%) DNS
19 65 (19.17%) Exchange Server 2010
20 64 (18.88%) SCCM
21 63 (18.58%) Windows 7
22 62 (18.29%) MCSA
23 59 (17.40%) Cisco Certification
23 59 (17.40%) Migration
24 56 (16.52%) DHCP
25 54 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2007
26 53 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
27 52 (15.34%) Firewall
28 50 (14.75%) Finance

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 111 (32.74%) MS Exchange
2 65 (19.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 53 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 47 (13.86%) SharePoint
6 24 (7.08%) Lync
7 23 (6.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 18 (5.31%) IIS
9 17 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (3.54%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (2.95%) Live Communications Server
12 9 (2.65%) JOnAS
13 7 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.88%) SAS
17 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
17 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
18 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 77 (22.71%) MS Excel
2 41 (12.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.13%) Office 365
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (20.35%) DNS
2 56 (16.52%) DHCP
3 52 (15.34%) Firewall
4 47 (13.86%) SAN
5 35 (10.32%) WAN
6 33 (9.73%) LAN
7 31 (9.14%) TCP/IP
8 20 (5.90%) VLAN
9 18 (5.31%) VPN
10 16 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (3.24%) NetScaler
11 11 (3.24%) Internet
11 11 (3.24%) PBX
12 10 (2.95%) PSTN
12 10 (2.95%) RTP
12 10 (2.95%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.65%) Wireless
14 7 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (1.77%) NAS
15 6 (1.77%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (27.43%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (12.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (10.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (3.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 13 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.36%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.88%) VLDB
11 3 (0.88%) MySQL
12 2 (0.59%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.59%) DTS
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.36%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.06%) InstallShield
2 7 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.18%) MSI
3 4 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.88%) WinRunner
4 3 (0.88%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (14.75%) Finance
2 14 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.54%) Banking
4 5 (1.47%) Law
5 4 (1.18%) Legal
5 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.88%) Back Office
6 3 (0.88%) Advertising
7 2 (0.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 59 (17.40%) Support Engineer
2 33 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (8.85%) Consultant
4 28 (8.26%) Developer
5 27 (7.96%) Analyst
6 22 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (5.90%) DBA
8 19 (5.60%) Administrator
9 18 (5.31%) SQL Developer
10 17 (5.01%) Systems Engineer
10 17 (5.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.72%) Server Engineer
11 16 (4.72%) Architect
12 14 (4.13%) SQL DBA
13 13 (3.83%) Support Analyst
14 12 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 12 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (3.24%) Network Engineer
15 11 (3.24%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.78%) .NET
2 11 (3.24%) jQuery
3 10 (2.95%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.95%) Web Services
4 8 (2.36%) HTML
5 7 (2.06%) Application Packaging
6 6 (1.77%) XML
6 6 (1.77%) JSP
7 5 (1.47%) WCF
8 2 (0.59%) Middleware
8 2 (0.59%) LAMP
8 2 (0.59%) CSS
8 2 (0.59%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.29%) Reactive Extensions
9 1 (0.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.29%) COM
9 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.62%) Clustering
2 20 (5.90%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.13%) Replication
4 10 (2.95%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.95%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.65%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.65%) PKI
5 9 (2.65%) EqualLogic
6 8 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.18%) Smartcard
7 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.88%) VLE
8 3 (0.88%) PDA
8 3 (0.88%) Statistics
9 1 (0.29%) IPTV
9 1 (0.29%) FMCG
9 1 (0.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 265 (78.17%) Windows
2 141 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (18.58%) Windows 7
5 41 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (11.80%) Windows XP
7 21 (6.19%) Linux
8 18 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 17 (5.01%) UNIX
10 11 (3.24%) Windows 2000 Server
10 11 (3.24%) Windows Vista
11 9 (2.65%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.47%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.18%) Android
13 4 (1.18%) AIX
14 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.29%) Solaris
15 1 (0.29%) SUSE
15 1 (0.29%) Debian
15 1 (0.29%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (27.14%) ITIL
2 59 (17.40%) Migration
3 29 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (7.67%) Service Management
5 21 (6.19%) Customer Engagement
6 20 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (5.31%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.42%) Change Management
9 15 (4.42%) Workflow
10 13 (3.83%) ETL
11 12 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (2.95%) Network Load Balancing
12 10 (2.95%) Problem Management
13 9 (2.65%) Load Balancing
13 9 (2.65%) Project Management
13 9 (2.65%) Data Transformation
14 8 (2.36%) Performance Monitoring
14 8 (2.36%) Data Modelling
15 7 (2.06%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 88 (25.96%) SQL
2 42 (12.39%) PowerShell
3 36 (10.62%) T-SQL
4 13 (3.83%) C#
5 10 (2.95%) VBScript
6 9 (2.65%) VB
6 9 (2.65%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.18%) C
9 2 (0.59%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) AWK
10 1 (0.29%) Korn
10 1 (0.29%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.29%) C-shell
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 339 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (56.34%) MCSE
3 98 (28.91%) MCTS
4 71 (20.94%) MCP
5 62 (18.29%) MCSA
6 59 (17.40%) Cisco Certification
7 50 (14.75%) CCNA
8 45 (13.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (10.32%) Degree
10 33 (9.73%) Citrix Certification
11 25 (7.37%) CCNP
11 25 (7.37%) CCA
12 24 (7.08%) MCDST
13 21 (6.19%) Security Cleared
14 17 (5.01%) CCEA
15 12 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (2.95%) DV Cleared
17 9 (2.65%) SC Cleared
17 9 (2.65%) A+ Certification
17 9 (2.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.01%) SLA
2 6 (1.77%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (47.49%) Active Directory
2 96 (28.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (14.75%) vSphere
4 45 (13.27%) Hyper-V
5 35 (10.32%) XenApp
6 21 (6.19%) VMware ESX
7 19 (5.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (5.60%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.54%) UAG
9 10 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.95%) Forefront TMG
10 9 (2.65%) Terminal Services
11 8 (2.36%) Terminal Server
12 7 (2.06%) vCloud
13 5 (1.47%) IAG
13 5 (1.47%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.47%) XenServer
13 5 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 64 (18.88%) SCCM
2 38 (11.21%) SCOM
3 15 (4.42%) SCVMM
4 11 (3.24%) WSUS
5 10 (2.95%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.06%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.47%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.18%) Netcool
9 4 (1.18%) AppDNA
10 3 (0.88%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.59%) Ionix
11 2 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.59%) ARCserve
11 2 (0.59%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.59%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 217 (64.01%) Microsoft
2 154 (45.43%) VMware
3 123 (36.28%) Citrix
4 88 (25.96%) Cisco
5 48 (14.16%) HP
6 30 (8.85%) Dell
7 18 (5.31%) NetApp
7 18 (5.31%) AppSense
8 17 (5.01%) Altiris
9 15 (4.42%) Oracle
10 13 (3.83%) IBM
10 13 (3.83%) EMC
10 13 (3.83%) Symantec
11 12 (3.54%) Avaya
11 12 (3.54%) F5
12 10 (2.95%) Reuters
12 10 (2.95%) Bloomberg
13 9 (2.65%) SonicWALL
14 8 (2.36%) SolarWinds
14 8 (2.36%) CommVault
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 57 minutes ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
E-Resourcing Limited
Rate: £15.00 - £16.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £27000.00 - £29500.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
Wokingham
Premier Group
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 22 days ago