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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 527 511 447
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -64
Contract jobs citing MCITP 97 136 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.19% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 118
Median daily rate £345 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £345 £358
% change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 25
Median hourly rate £57.50 £21.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.44% +36.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.90 £35.00 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £21.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+167.44% +38.70%

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
10143 11425 11976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 20.64% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6395 6899 6771
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 559 560
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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
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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +3 73 £350 -12.50% 30
London +8 25 £313 +17.92% 6
South East +14 17 £350 -13.31% 9
Scotland -12 15 £270 -11.47%
Erskine -16 13 £275 -10.56%
Renfrewshire -18 13 £275 -10.56%
South West +16 9 £325 -18.75% 2
Wales - 9 £475 -
West Midlands -10 8 £371 -17.55% 1
Leeds +23 7 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +21 7 £500 +50.37% 3
West Yorkshire +17 7 £500 +50.94% 3
Newport - 7 £449 -
Kent - 7 £350 - 2
South Wales - 7 £449 -
Birmingham - 5 £411 -
Hampshire +25 4 £340 -19.04% 1
Berkshire +6 4 £388 -8.82% 2
East of England +4 4 £400 - 4
Reading 0 3 £388 -8.82% 1
Bristol - 3 - - 2
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
East Midlands - 3 £280 - 1
Hook - 3 £340 -
Bedfordshire +5 2 - -
Glasgow +4 2 £195 -35.00%
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £400 - 4
City of London -6 2 £425 +102.38% 2
Falmouth - 2 £325 -
Luton - 2 - -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 189 (97.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (85.49%) Microsoft
3 140 (72.54%) Windows
4 112 (58.03%) Active Directory
5 102 (52.85%) MCSE
6 74 (38.34%) Windows Server
7 70 (36.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (34.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (33.68%) SQL
10 63 (32.64%) MCSA
11 62 (32.12%) Office 365
12 60 (31.09%) VMware
12 60 (31.09%) MCTS
13 59 (30.57%) ITIL
14 50 (25.91%) Windows 7
15 47 (24.35%) SQL Server
15 47 (24.35%) Citrix
16 45 (23.32%) MS Office
17 44 (22.80%) MS Excel
18 43 (22.28%) SharePoint
19 42 (21.76%) Windows Server 2003
19 42 (21.76%) Migration
20 39 (20.21%) Hyper-V
21 37 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
22 33 (17.10%) Clustering
23 31 (16.06%) Windows XP
23 31 (16.06%) Security Cleared
23 31 (16.06%) SCCM
24 30 (15.54%) PowerShell
25 29 (15.03%) Windows 10

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 43 (22.28%) SharePoint
2 22 (11.40%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.25%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.59%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.55%) IIS
10 2 (1.04%) CMS
10 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 45 (23.32%) MS Office
2 44 (22.80%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.07%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 62 (32.12%) Office 365
2 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.07%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.07%) Yammer
5 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.99%) DNS
2 24 (12.44%) DHCP
2 24 (12.44%) Firewall
3 19 (9.84%) SAN
3 19 (9.84%) WAN
4 13 (6.74%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.22%) Kerberos
6 11 (5.70%) LAN
7 8 (4.15%) NetScaler
7 8 (4.15%) Skype
8 7 (3.63%) PBX
8 7 (3.63%) VoIP
8 7 (3.63%) VPN
9 6 (3.11%) MPLS
9 6 (3.11%) VLAN
10 5 (2.59%) Internet
11 4 (2.07%) LDAP
11 4 (2.07%) NAS
11 4 (2.07%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.35%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (6.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (5.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (5.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (4.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (4.15%) MySQL
7 8 (4.15%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.04%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.04%) DTS
10 2 (1.04%) OLAP
10 2 (1.04%) OLTP
10 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (10.88%) StarTeam
2 19 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.55%) CruiseControl
3 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.52%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.52%) WiX
General
1 25 (12.95%) Finance
2 4 (2.07%) Back Office
2 4 (2.07%) Banking
2 4 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.55%) German Language
3 3 (1.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.04%) Local Government
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (16.06%) Analyst
2 24 (12.44%) DBA
2 24 (12.44%) SQL DBA
3 18 (9.33%) Developer
4 15 (7.77%) Test Analyst
5 13 (6.74%) Architect
6 12 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (6.22%) SQL Server DBA
6 12 (6.22%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.70%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.18%) Administrator
8 10 (5.18%) Consultant
9 9 (4.66%) CRM Developer
9 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 7 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.63%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.33%) .NET
2 14 (7.25%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.74%) HTML
4 10 (5.18%) WCF
5 8 (4.15%) XML
6 5 (2.59%) SOAP
6 5 (2.59%) Web Services
7 3 (1.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (1.55%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (1.55%) WF
8 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.52%) COM
8 1 (0.52%) JSON
8 1 (0.52%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.10%) Clustering
2 13 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.18%) Replication
4 6 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.59%) PKI
6 4 (2.07%) FlexPod
6 4 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.55%) Wiki
8 2 (1.04%) BYOD
8 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.04%) Fintech
9 1 (0.52%) Handset
9 1 (0.52%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) PDA
9 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (72.54%) Windows
2 74 (38.34%) Windows Server
3 70 (36.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (34.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (25.91%) Windows 7
6 42 (21.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (16.06%) Windows XP
8 29 (15.03%) Windows 10
9 22 (11.40%) AIX
10 12 (6.22%) Solaris
11 11 (5.70%) Linux
12 6 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.07%) Unix
13 4 (2.07%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.57%) ITIL
2 42 (21.76%) Migration
3 28 (14.51%) Change Management
4 22 (11.40%) Software Testing
5 21 (10.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 20 (10.36%) Test Scripting
7 18 (9.33%) Smoke Testing
8 13 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.74%) CRM
8 13 (6.74%) Virtual Environments
9 12 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (6.22%) High Availability
10 11 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.66%) Project Management
12 8 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.63%) Asset Management
13 7 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (3.63%) TDD
14 6 (3.11%) Patch Management
14 6 (3.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.68%) SQL
2 30 (15.54%) PowerShell
3 24 (12.44%) C#
4 15 (7.77%) VBScript
5 8 (4.15%) C++
5 8 (4.15%) Java
5 8 (4.15%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.59%) C
7 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 189 (97.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (52.85%) MCSE
3 63 (32.64%) MCSA
4 60 (31.09%) MCTS
5 31 (16.06%) Security Cleared
6 24 (12.44%) ISTQB
7 22 (11.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (10.36%) Degree
8 20 (10.36%) SC Cleared
9 19 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (9.84%) MCP
10 17 (8.81%) CCNA
10 17 (8.81%) MCDBA
11 13 (6.74%) MCDST
12 11 (5.70%) A+ Certification
13 8 (4.15%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (3.63%) CCNP
14 7 (3.63%) DV Cleared
15 5 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.66%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.15%) SLA
3 4 (2.07%) QA
4 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO27002
System Software
1 112 (58.03%) Active Directory
2 39 (20.21%) Hyper-V
3 37 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (7.77%) XenApp
5 10 (5.18%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.63%) vSphere
7 5 (2.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.07%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (16.06%) SCCM
2 22 (11.40%) McAfee ePO
2 22 (11.40%) Netcool
3 17 (8.81%) SCOM
4 8 (4.15%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.63%) Nessus
6 5 (2.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.59%) WSUS
7 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.07%) Nagios
7 4 (2.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.55%) Simpana
9 2 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 165 (85.49%) Microsoft
2 60 (31.09%) VMware
3 47 (24.35%) Citrix
4 28 (14.51%) Cisco
4 28 (14.51%) Intel Security
5 27 (13.99%) HP
6 23 (11.92%) Veritas
7 22 (11.40%) Oracle
8 16 (8.29%) SolarWinds
9 12 (6.22%) RedGate
10 10 (5.18%) NetApp
11 8 (4.15%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.63%) IBM
12 7 (3.63%) LANDesk
13 6 (3.11%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.11%) Symantec
14 5 (2.59%) Apple
14 5 (2.59%) CheckPoint
15 4 (2.07%) Altiris
15 4 (2.07%) Veeam