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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 561 482 399
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -83
Contract jobs citing MCITP 100 182 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.32% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 1.66% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 106 150
Median daily rate £330 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £348 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.77 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.94% -9.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.20 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £34.50 £23.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.77 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+121.94% +8.75%

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
11458 10991 10636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.28% 19.26% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7161 6594 6003
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 533 476
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -68 86 £350 +7.69% 41
London -17 30 £400 +33.33% 18
East of England +23 19 £410 +26.15%
City of London +54 14 £425 +21.86% 5
Scotland +12 13 £260 -16.80%
South East -17 12 £350 -6.66% 8
North East - 10 £330 -
North West -19 8 £220 -2.22% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £330 -
Suffolk -1 7 £420 +5.52%
Renfrewshire -9 6 £289 -18.59%
Erskine -14 6 £289 -18.59%
Hertfordshire +19 5 £230 -29.23%
Bedfordshire +3 5 - -
Hook +1 4 £356 +10.31%
Hampshire -7 4 £356 -5.13% 3
West Midlands -25 4 £425 +21.42% 1
Luton - 4 - -
Surrey -9 3 £413 +3.64% 3
Yorkshire -24 3 £78 -80.62% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £425 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £365 -
Merseyside - 3 £260 - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 3 £410 -
Warwick - 3 £425 -
Edinburgh - 3 £245 -
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £425 +30.76%
Glasgow +5 2 £290 +7.40%
Cheshire +4 2 £275 -8.33% 4

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 247 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (79.35%) Microsoft
3 177 (71.66%) Windows
4 151 (61.13%) Active Directory
5 126 (51.01%) MCTS
6 105 (42.51%) MCSE
7 92 (37.25%) PowerShell
8 91 (36.84%) Windows Server
9 90 (36.44%) SQL
10 81 (32.79%) ITIL
11 76 (30.77%) VMware
12 70 (28.34%) Security Cleared
13 69 (27.94%) MCSA
13 69 (27.94%) DNS
14 64 (25.91%) Citrix
14 64 (25.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 63 (25.51%) Office 365
16 58 (23.48%) SQL Server
17 55 (22.27%) SharePoint
18 53 (21.46%) MS Excel
18 53 (21.46%) Windows Server 2012
19 51 (20.65%) Windows 7
20 50 (20.24%) Hyper-V
21 49 (19.84%) Migration
22 47 (19.03%) MS Exchange
23 45 (18.22%) Degree
24 44 (17.81%) MS Office
25 43 (17.41%) .NET
25 43 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
25 43 (17.41%) 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 55 (22.27%) SharePoint
2 47 (19.03%) MS Exchange
3 27 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (10.53%) IIS
5 24 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (3.64%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.83%) Apache
7 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.83%) JBoss
7 7 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.83%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.02%) MS Project Server
8 5 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 53 (21.46%) MS Excel
2 44 (17.81%) MS Office
3 12 (4.86%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.51%) Office 365
2 37 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.24%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.43%) Yammer
5 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (27.94%) DNS
2 33 (13.36%) DHCP
2 33 (13.36%) Firewall
3 18 (7.29%) Skype
4 17 (6.88%) SAN
4 17 (6.88%) VPN
5 16 (6.48%) Internet
6 15 (6.07%) WAN
7 14 (5.67%) TCP/IP
8 11 (4.45%) LAN
9 10 (4.05%) SSL
10 8 (3.24%) Wireless
11 7 (2.83%) Kerberos
11 7 (2.83%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.02%) MPLS
13 4 (1.62%) Broadband
13 4 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.21%) IPsec
14 3 (1.21%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (9.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (8.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.83%) MySQL
9 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.21%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.21%) Power BI
12 2 (0.81%) GIS
Development Applications
1 21 (8.50%) HP UFT
1 21 (8.50%) TestDirector
1 21 (8.50%) WinRunner
2 19 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (4.86%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.83%) StarTeam
5 3 (1.21%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.40%) WiX
General
1 17 (6.88%) Finance
2 9 (3.64%) German Language
3 7 (2.83%) Local Government
4 5 (2.02%) Banking
5 3 (1.21%) French Language
6 2 (0.81%) Advertising
6 2 (0.81%) Back Office
6 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (15.38%) Analyst
2 26 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 23 (9.31%) Developer
4 19 (7.69%) Consultant
5 18 (7.29%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.88%) Field Engineer
7 15 (6.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (5.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 14 (5.67%) Office 365 Engineer
9 13 (5.26%) Architect
10 12 (4.86%) Administrator
10 12 (4.86%) Wintel Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) CRM Developer
11 10 (4.05%) DBA
11 10 (4.05%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.05%) Technical Support
12 9 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.64%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.41%) .NET
2 31 (12.55%) HTML
3 24 (9.72%) ASP.NET
4 20 (8.10%) XML
5 10 (4.05%) WCF
6 8 (3.24%) CSS
6 8 (3.24%) jQuery
7 7 (2.83%) LAMP
8 6 (2.43%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.43%) JSP
9 5 (2.02%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 5 (2.02%) Reactive Extensions
9 5 (2.02%) SOAP
9 5 (2.02%) Web Services
10 4 (1.62%) WAMP
11 3 (1.21%) Ajax
11 3 (1.21%) LINQ
11 3 (1.21%) REST
11 3 (1.21%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 3 (1.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.00%) Clustering
2 19 (7.69%) PDA
3 17 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.67%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.43%) PMI
7 5 (2.02%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.02%) PKI
7 5 (2.02%) Wiki
8 4 (1.62%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.62%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.62%) Replication
8 4 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.21%) BYOD
10 2 (0.81%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.81%) Statistics
11 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.40%) User Experience
11 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 177 (71.66%) Windows
2 91 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 64 (25.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (21.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (20.65%) Windows 7
6 43 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (14.98%) Windows XP
8 30 (12.15%) Linux
9 28 (11.34%) AIX
10 17 (6.88%) Unix
11 12 (4.86%) Windows 10
12 10 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (4.05%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.83%) Solaris
14 4 (1.62%) Android
15 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (32.79%) ITIL
2 49 (19.84%) Migration
3 37 (14.98%) Test Scripting
4 34 (13.77%) Change Management
5 29 (11.74%) Service Management
6 28 (11.34%) Software Testing
7 25 (10.12%) Customer Engagement
7 25 (10.12%) Smoke Testing
8 21 (8.50%) Test Automation
9 20 (8.10%) Load Balancing
10 19 (7.69%) High Availability
11 18 (7.29%) Project Management
12 17 (6.88%) Workflow
13 16 (6.48%) Content Management
14 14 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (5.26%) Security Testing
16 12 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (4.86%) CRM
16 12 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (37.25%) PowerShell
2 90 (36.44%) SQL
3 36 (14.57%) VBScript
4 33 (13.36%) C#
5 22 (8.91%) JavaScript
6 18 (7.29%) T-SQL
7 17 (6.88%) Java
8 10 (4.05%) PHP
9 8 (3.24%) C++
10 5 (2.02%) C
10 5 (2.02%) VB
11 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.62%) Python
11 4 (1.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 247 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (51.01%) MCTS
3 105 (42.51%) MCSE
4 70 (28.34%) Security Cleared
5 69 (27.94%) MCSA
6 45 (18.22%) Degree
7 43 (17.41%) SC Cleared
8 41 (16.60%) ISTQB
9 34 (13.77%) MCP
10 29 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (6.48%) CCNA
12 14 (5.67%) MCDST
13 13 (5.26%) DV Cleared
13 13 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 12 (4.86%) ISEB
14 12 (4.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (4.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (3.24%) A+ Certification
16 8 (3.24%) CCNP
16 8 (3.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) SLA
2 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 151 (61.13%) Active Directory
2 50 (20.24%) Hyper-V
3 40 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (12.15%) VMware ESX
5 13 (5.26%) XenApp
6 9 (3.64%) UAG
6 9 (3.64%) vSphere
7 6 (2.43%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.62%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.62%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.81%) Firmware
12 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (12.15%) SCCM
2 28 (11.34%) McAfee ePO
2 28 (11.34%) Netcool
3 23 (9.31%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (7.29%) SCOM
5 11 (4.45%) Backup Exec
6 9 (3.64%) WSUS
7 8 (3.24%) Puppet
8 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (2.83%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (2.02%) SCVMM
9 5 (2.02%) WMI
10 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.62%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.21%) DameWare
11 3 (1.21%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 196 (79.35%) Microsoft
2 76 (30.77%) VMware
3 64 (25.91%) Citrix
4 36 (14.57%) Intel Security
5 35 (14.17%) HP
6 34 (13.77%) Cisco
7 28 (11.34%) Veritas
8 13 (5.26%) NetApp
9 11 (4.45%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.24%) Dell
10 8 (3.24%) Oracle
11 7 (2.83%) Brocade
12 6 (2.43%) Symantec
13 5 (2.02%) Apple
13 5 (2.02%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.02%) IBM
13 5 (2.02%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.62%) 3PAR
14 4 (1.62%) EMC
15 3 (1.21%) CommVault
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