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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
UK
Rank 513 502 406
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -96
Contract jobs citing MCITP 88 134 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 1.23% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 115
Median daily rate £340 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +8.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +31.01%

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
9480 10888 10560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.84% 21.27% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6106 6780 6048
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 426 485
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +79.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -17 81 £340 -12.82% 29
London +22 28 £450 +21.62% 11
South East 0 28 £325 -22.92% 6
Hampshire +18 16 £325 -18.75% 2
Hook +10 12 £320 -22.61%
East of England -9 7 - - 4
East Midlands +5 6 £550 - 1
North West +13 5 £165 -34.00% 3
Derbyshire +2 5 £550 -
City of London 0 5 £500 +122.22% 4
Kent - 5 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
Croydon - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Newport - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
Wales - 4 - -
Yorkshire +17 3 £230 +9.52%
Manchester +13 3 £165 +10.00% 2
Surrey +6 3 £210 -53.33% 2
Scotland -1 3 £340 +11.47% 2
Derby -2 3 £550 -
West Yorkshire +9 2 £230 +9.52%
Leeds +1 2 £230 -38.66%
Guildford -2 2 £210 -53.33%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - - 1
Norfolk - 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 189 (98.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 157 (81.77%) Microsoft
3 150 (78.13%) Windows
4 126 (65.63%) Active Directory
5 112 (58.33%) MCSE
6 91 (47.40%) Windows Server
7 79 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (36.98%) ITIL
9 68 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (34.38%) MCSA
11 61 (31.77%) VMware
12 59 (30.73%) SQL Server
12 59 (30.73%) Office 365
13 51 (26.56%) SQL
14 50 (26.04%) Windows 7
15 48 (25.00%) PowerShell
16 46 (23.96%) MCTS
17 45 (23.44%) MS Excel
18 44 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (20.83%) Hyper-V
19 40 (20.83%) Migration
20 39 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
20 39 (20.31%) Security Cleared
21 38 (19.79%) MS Exchange
21 38 (19.79%) Clustering
22 37 (19.27%) SharePoint
23 36 (18.75%) Cisco
23 36 (18.75%) MCP
23 36 (18.75%) Finance
24 34 (17.71%) SC Cleared

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 38 (19.79%) MS Exchange
2 37 (19.27%) SharePoint
3 33 (17.19%) Skype for Business
4 32 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.73%) IIS
7 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.13%) MS Project Server
8 5 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.52%) CMS
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (23.44%) MS Excel
2 29 (15.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 59 (30.73%) Office 365
2 32 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.65%) OneDrive
5 5 (2.60%) Yammer
6 4 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.08%) IaaS
6 4 (2.08%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.56%) SaaS
8 2 (1.04%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.15%) Firewall
1 31 (16.15%) SAN
2 25 (13.02%) Skype
3 23 (11.98%) VoIP
4 15 (7.81%) DHCP
5 14 (7.29%) WAN
6 13 (6.77%) DNS
7 11 (5.73%) Kerberos
8 10 (5.21%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (4.69%) VLAN
10 7 (3.65%) NAS
10 7 (3.65%) VPN
11 6 (3.13%) LAN
11 6 (3.13%) MPLS
11 6 (3.13%) PBX
12 5 (2.60%) SSL
13 4 (2.08%) Internet
13 4 (2.08%) LDAP
13 4 (2.08%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (30.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (5.73%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (4.69%) MySQL
9 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (2.08%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.56%) Data Mart
11 3 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.04%) OLAP
12 2 (1.04%) OLTP
12 2 (1.04%) Power BI
12 2 (1.04%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 14 (7.29%) StarTeam
1 14 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.60%) CruiseControl
2 5 (2.60%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.04%) WiX
6 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 36 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (4.17%) Retail
3 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Back Office
5 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (14.06%) Analyst
2 21 (10.94%) Consultant
2 21 (10.94%) DBA
2 21 (10.94%) SQL DBA
3 20 (10.42%) Wintel Engineer
4 17 (8.85%) Windows Engineer
5 14 (7.29%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 12 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) Developer
7 11 (5.73%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.21%) Architect
8 10 (5.21%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.69%) Active Directory Consultant
9 9 (4.69%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (4.17%) Azure Consultant
10 8 (4.17%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.42%) XML
2 19 (9.90%) .NET
3 14 (7.29%) ASP.NET
4 13 (6.77%) HTML
5 10 (5.21%) WCF
6 5 (2.60%) WF
7 2 (1.04%) SOAP
7 2 (1.04%) Web Services
8 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.79%) Clustering
2 13 (6.77%) Replication
3 10 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.17%) PKI
5 5 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.60%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (2.08%) iPad
6 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.56%) NHS
8 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.04%) Fintech
8 2 (1.04%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) Handset
9 1 (0.52%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 150 (78.13%) Windows
2 91 (47.40%) Windows Server
3 79 (41.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (26.04%) Windows 7
6 39 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (10.42%) Windows 10
8 19 (9.90%) Windows XP
9 14 (7.29%) AIX
10 8 (4.17%) Linux
10 8 (4.17%) Unix
11 7 (3.65%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.08%) Solaris
13 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.52%) Android
14 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (36.98%) ITIL
2 40 (20.83%) Migration
3 21 (10.94%) Change Management
4 20 (10.42%) High Availability
5 15 (7.81%) Server Virtualisation
5 15 (7.81%) Virtual Environments
6 14 (7.29%) Software Testing
7 13 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.77%) Test Scripting
8 12 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (5.73%) Smoke Testing
10 10 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (4.69%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.69%) Identity Management
11 9 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.17%) Coaching
13 7 (3.65%) CRM
13 7 (3.65%) Patch Management
13 7 (3.65%) Problem Management
13 7 (3.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.56%) SQL
2 48 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 27 (14.06%) VBScript
4 16 (8.33%) C#
5 9 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.13%) C++
6 6 (3.13%) Java
7 4 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.08%) Python
8 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.04%) C
9 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 189 (98.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (58.33%) MCSE
3 66 (34.38%) MCSA
4 46 (23.96%) MCTS
5 39 (20.31%) Security Cleared
6 36 (18.75%) MCP
7 34 (17.71%) SC Cleared
8 21 (10.94%) MCDBA
9 17 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (8.85%) Degree
10 16 (8.33%) ISTQB
11 15 (7.81%) CCNA
12 10 (5.21%) CCNP
12 10 (5.21%) MCDST
13 8 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (2.08%) CCIE
16 3 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.56%) MCPD
16 3 (1.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.60%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO27002
System Software
1 126 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 44 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.29%) VMware ESX
5 8 (4.17%) XenApp
6 4 (2.08%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.08%) UAG
6 4 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.08%) vSphere
7 3 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (9.90%) SCCM
2 16 (8.33%) SCOM
3 14 (7.29%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (7.29%) Netcool
4 12 (6.25%) Nessus
5 5 (2.60%) AirWatch
5 5 (2.60%) XenMobile
6 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.08%) Nagios
6 4 (2.08%) Puppet
6 4 (2.08%) WSUS
7 3 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Sentry
8 2 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 157 (81.77%) Microsoft
2 61 (31.77%) VMware
3 36 (18.75%) Cisco
4 33 (17.19%) Citrix
5 18 (9.38%) SolarWinds
6 17 (8.85%) NetApp
6 17 (8.85%) Oracle
7 15 (7.81%) Intel Security
8 14 (7.29%) Veritas
9 13 (6.77%) RedGate
10 12 (6.25%) LANDesk
11 11 (5.73%) HP
12 4 (2.08%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.08%) Avaya
12 4 (2.08%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.08%) Symantec
13 3 (1.56%) EMC
13 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.56%) SAP
13 3 (1.56%) Snow
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