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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 360 415 349
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -66
Contract jobs citing MCITP 227 149 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.52% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 79 100
Average daily rate
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£368 £250 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.00% -19.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £158 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £249 £255
% change year-on-year
+40.70% -2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 20
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -21.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £22.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £13.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -37.79%

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
11797 9772 7983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.74% 19.51% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6872 5269 4290
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 457 465
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.60 £46.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +32 193 £400 +60.00% 115
South East +33 80 £425 +41.66% 30
London +13 80 £400 +35.59% 33
Scotland +27 33 £320 - 3
Berkshire +15 32 £425 -10.52% 11
Hampshire +13 29 £386 +79.64% 1
Reading +13 21 £425 -10.52% 4
City of London +18 17 £450 +87.50% 10
West Midlands +10 16 £359 +52.65% 7
Glasgow - 16 £308 -
West Sussex - 10 £275 -
South West -8 6 £500 +106.18% 12
Surrey +8 5 £425 +150.00% 9
East Midlands +3 5 £325 - 3
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £238 - 4
Worthing - 5 £275 -
Crawley - 5 - -
Bristol - 5 £488 -
Guildford - 4 £450 -
Southampton - 4 - -
Coventry - 3 £180 -
Midlands - 3 £363 -
North West -31 2 £325 +44.44% 17
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £225 -
Cheshire +1 1 £250 +12.35% 7
Portsmouth 0 1 - -
Suffolk -1 1 £175 -12.50%
Birmingham -2 1 £368 - 2
East of England -6 1 £175 -12.50% 5

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 437 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 312 (71.40%) Windows
3 298 (68.19%) Microsoft
4 218 (49.89%) Active Directory
5 191 (43.71%) MCSE
6 170 (38.90%) ITIL
7 160 (36.61%) VMware
8 158 (36.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 124 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 114 (26.09%) Security Cleared
11 113 (25.86%) MCTS
12 109 (24.94%) PowerShell
13 102 (23.34%) SC Cleared
13 102 (23.34%) Cisco
14 101 (23.11%) MCSA
15 98 (22.43%) Citrix
16 93 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 91 (20.82%) MS Exchange
18 86 (19.68%) HP
19 85 (19.45%) DNS
20 81 (18.54%) SQL
21 78 (17.85%) Windows 7
22 77 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
23 71 (16.25%) MS Excel
24 68 (15.56%) HTML
25 66 (15.10%) SQL Server
25 66 (15.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 64 (14.65%) Cisco Certification
27 62 (14.19%) XML
27 62 (14.19%) Degree

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 91 (20.82%) MS Exchange
2 50 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (9.61%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.49%) Lync
5 21 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (4.35%) IIS
8 17 (3.89%) Office Communications Server
9 15 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (2.75%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.60%) GroupWise
11 7 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.37%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.92%) SAS
14 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 71 (16.25%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.41%) Office 365
2 9 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.45%) DNS
2 58 (13.27%) DHCP
3 52 (11.90%) SAN
4 45 (10.30%) Firewall
5 39 (8.92%) TCP/IP
6 33 (7.55%) Internet
7 26 (5.95%) LAN
7 26 (5.95%) WAN
8 16 (3.66%) NAS
9 14 (3.20%) Wireless
10 12 (2.75%) VoIP
10 12 (2.75%) Network Security
11 10 (2.29%) NetScaler
11 10 (2.29%) FTP
12 8 (1.83%) POP3
12 8 (1.83%) SMTP
12 8 (1.83%) IMAP
13 6 (1.37%) PBX
13 6 (1.37%) Intranet
14 5 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.06%) MySQL
7 9 (2.06%) OLAP
8 8 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.60%) QlikView
9 7 (1.60%) OLAP Cube
10 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.92%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.69%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.69%) OLTP
12 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (4.58%) WinRunner
1 20 (4.58%) TestDirector
1 20 (4.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.69%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (11.90%) Finance
2 15 (3.43%) Banking
3 13 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.83%) Law
5 5 (1.14%) Legal
6 3 (0.69%) Retail
6 3 (0.69%) Back Office
6 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
7 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Local Government
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (13.27%) Consultant
2 46 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
3 44 (10.07%) Support Engineer
3 44 (10.07%) Analyst
4 37 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (6.64%) Server Engineer
5 29 (6.64%) Field Engineer
6 26 (5.95%) Developer
7 25 (5.72%) Support Analyst
8 23 (5.26%) Desktop Support
9 22 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (4.81%) DBA
11 20 (4.58%) SQL DBA
12 19 (4.35%) Administrator
13 18 (4.12%) Architect
13 18 (4.12%) Test Specialist
14 15 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (3.20%) Test Engineer
16 13 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
17 11 (2.52%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (15.56%) HTML
2 62 (14.19%) XML
3 54 (12.36%) .NET
4 29 (6.64%) ASP.NET
5 27 (6.18%) JSP
6 13 (2.97%) Web Services
7 9 (2.06%) WCF
8 8 (1.83%) SOAP
9 6 (1.37%) MDX
9 6 (1.37%) jQuery
10 5 (1.14%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.92%) Reactive Extensions
11 4 (0.92%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 3 (0.69%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.69%) Application Packaging
13 2 (0.46%) CSS
13 2 (0.46%) LAMP
14 1 (0.23%) LINQ
14 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET 2.0
14 1 (0.23%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.27%) Clustering
2 23 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.58%) PDA
4 17 (3.89%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.97%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.97%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.52%) CMDB
7 10 (2.29%) Smartcard
7 10 (2.29%) Replication
7 10 (2.29%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.60%) Statistics
8 7 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.37%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.92%) CLARiiON
11 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.69%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 312 (71.40%) Windows
2 158 (36.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 124 (28.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 78 (17.85%) Windows 7
5 77 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (11.90%) Linux
7 35 (8.01%) UNIX
8 31 (7.09%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.81%) AIX
10 15 (3.43%) Windows Vista
11 14 (3.20%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.14%) Android
14 5 (1.14%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.46%) Solaris
16 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.23%) CentOS
17 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (38.90%) ITIL
2 57 (13.04%) Migration
3 54 (12.36%) High Availability
4 43 (9.84%) Project Management
5 41 (9.38%) Service Management
6 36 (8.24%) Test Scripting
7 34 (7.78%) Customer Engagement
8 32 (7.32%) Change Management
9 28 (6.41%) Security Testing
10 26 (5.95%) Knowledge Management
11 24 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (4.81%) Validation
12 21 (4.81%) Software Testing
13 20 (4.58%) Problem Management
13 20 (4.58%) Test Automation
14 19 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (3.89%) PRINCE2
16 15 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
17 14 (3.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 109 (24.94%) PowerShell
2 81 (18.54%) SQL
3 53 (12.13%) VBScript
4 33 (7.55%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.58%) C#
6 13 (2.97%) C
7 11 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.37%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.14%) VB
10 3 (0.69%) R
11 2 (0.46%) PHP
11 2 (0.46%) C++
11 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.23%) Java
12 1 (0.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 437 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (43.71%) MCSE
3 114 (26.09%) Security Cleared
4 113 (25.86%) MCTS
5 102 (23.34%) SC Cleared
6 101 (23.11%) MCSA
7 66 (15.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 64 (14.65%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (14.19%) Degree
10 48 (10.98%) MCP
11 45 (10.30%) ISTQB
12 34 (7.78%) CCNA
13 28 (6.41%) A+ Certification
13 28 (6.41%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (6.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 24 (5.49%) VCP4
16 23 (5.26%) CCA
16 23 (5.26%) CCNP
17 18 (4.12%) DV Cleared
18 17 (3.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.66%) SLA
2 7 (1.60%) QA
3 6 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 218 (49.89%) Active Directory
2 93 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 32 (7.32%) VMware ESX
4 32 (7.32%) XenApp
5 26 (5.95%) vSphere
6 15 (3.43%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.60%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.37%) Xen
10 5 (1.14%) XenServer
10 5 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.92%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.46%) NFS
13 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 32 (7.32%) SCOM
2 31 (7.09%) SCCM
3 26 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (4.81%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (4.12%) Netcool
6 9 (2.06%) Backup Exec
7 8 (1.83%) SCSM
7 8 (1.83%) WMI
8 6 (1.37%) Legato
8 6 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.92%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.92%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.92%) MOM
10 3 (0.69%) WSUS
10 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.69%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.46%) DameWare
11 2 (0.46%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 298 (68.19%) Microsoft
2 160 (36.61%) VMware
3 102 (23.34%) Cisco
4 98 (22.43%) Citrix
5 86 (19.68%) HP
6 28 (6.41%) McAfee
7 27 (6.18%) Dell
8 25 (5.72%) EMC
9 24 (5.49%) NetApp
9 24 (5.49%) Oracle
10 23 (5.26%) Veritas
11 21 (4.81%) Red Hat
12 20 (4.58%) IBM
13 14 (3.20%) Avaya
14 13 (2.97%) Lotus
15 10 (2.29%) Apple
15 10 (2.29%) CQG
15 10 (2.29%) Reuters
15 10 (2.29%) Bloomberg
16 9 (2.06%) Juniper
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