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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 364 427 331
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -96
Contract jobs citing MCITP 241 144 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.28% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 1.59% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 55 137
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £175 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 28
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £10.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £28.25 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.09 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.88% -2.48%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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 +38 202 £320 -1.53% 98
London +32 74 £366 -0.88% 35
South East +18 53 £365 +52.08% 17
Hampshire +20 32 £350 +100.00% 4
East of England -1 25 £325 -18.75% 12
North West +7 24 £275 +21.68% 8
Scotland -8 17 £346 +53.88% 5
Wales 0 16 £420 - 2
Manchester -3 14 £288 - 2
South Wales -5 14 £375 - 2
Berkshire +10 12 £400 +128.57% 2
City of London +18 10 £274 -33.69% 15
Cheshire +8 9 £265 +17.77% 6
Suffolk -10 9 £350 - 1
Glasgow +5 8 £338 - 1
Bedfordshire - 8 £300 - 1
Cardiff -4 7 £375 - 1
South West -25 7 £320 +82.85% 5
Reading +13 6 £400 +128.57%
West Midlands -20 6 £320 -17.41% 2
Bedford - 6 £300 -
Yorkshire +3 5 £320 -39.04% 9
Newport - 5 £490 -
East Midlands +3 4 - - 10
Somerset - 4 £325 - 1
Nottingham +15 3 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +14 3 - - 2
Birmingham -1 3 £320 -28.88%
Surrey -17 3 £450 +71.42% 6
Shropshire - 3 £250 -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 422 (98.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 314 (73.19%) Windows
3 301 (70.16%) Microsoft
4 212 (49.42%) MCSE
5 180 (41.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 167 (38.93%) Active Directory
7 162 (37.76%) VMware
8 129 (30.07%) MCTS
9 127 (29.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 125 (29.14%) Citrix
11 119 (27.74%) MS Exchange
12 118 (27.51%) MS Excel
12 118 (27.51%) SQL
13 117 (27.27%) ITIL
14 110 (25.64%) SQL Server
15 101 (23.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 97 (22.61%) HP
17 91 (21.21%) Cisco
17 91 (21.21%) DNS
18 90 (20.98%) Windows 7
19 86 (20.05%) Cisco Certification
20 84 (19.58%) PowerShell
21 82 (19.11%) MCP
22 79 (18.41%) DHCP
23 78 (18.18%) SAN
24 75 (17.48%) Hyper-V
25 73 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
26 72 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
27 71 (16.55%) Security Cleared
28 70 (16.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 119 (27.74%) MS Exchange
2 73 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 56 (13.05%) SharePoint
5 53 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (5.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 21 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (4.43%) Lync
8 19 (4.43%) IIS
9 15 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.17%) JOnAS
12 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.23%) SAS
14 1 (0.23%) Live Communications Server
14 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 118 (27.51%) MS Excel
2 51 (11.89%) MS Office
3 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.40%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.70%) assyst
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.20%) Office 365
2 10 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (21.21%) DNS
2 79 (18.41%) DHCP
3 78 (18.18%) SAN
4 50 (11.66%) Firewall
5 38 (8.86%) TCP/IP
6 28 (6.53%) WAN
7 27 (6.29%) Wireless
8 25 (5.83%) LAN
9 20 (4.66%) VPN
10 15 (3.50%) Internet
11 9 (2.10%) Network Security
12 8 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.86%) NAS
12 8 (1.86%) VLAN
13 7 (1.63%) Extranet
13 7 (1.63%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.63%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.17%) VoIP
15 4 (0.93%) FTP
15 4 (0.93%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 70 (16.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 62 (14.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (7.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (6.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (6.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (3.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 14 (3.26%) MySQL
8 12 (2.80%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.63%) DTS
9 7 (1.63%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (3.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.63%) WinRunner
3 7 (1.63%) TestDirector
4 5 (1.17%) MSI
4 5 (1.17%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.93%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (13.75%) Finance
2 12 (2.80%) Banking
3 5 (1.17%) Legal
4 4 (0.93%) Law
5 3 (0.70%) Retail
5 3 (0.70%) Advertising
5 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Games
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 56 (13.05%) Analyst
3 33 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 33 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (7.46%) Administrator
4 32 (7.46%) Developer
4 32 (7.46%) DBA
5 31 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 30 (6.99%) Consultant
6 30 (6.99%) SQL DBA
7 23 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
8 22 (5.13%) Server Engineer
9 20 (4.66%) Wintel Engineer
10 18 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (3.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 14 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.26%) SQL Developer
13 13 (3.03%) Test Specialist
13 13 (3.03%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.52%) .NET
2 35 (8.16%) HTML
3 31 (7.23%) ASP.NET
4 28 (6.53%) JSP
5 22 (5.13%) XML
6 15 (3.50%) WCF
7 14 (3.26%) Web Services
8 12 (2.80%) SOAP
8 12 (2.80%) Reactive Extensions
8 12 (2.80%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 11 (2.56%) Silverlight
9 11 (2.56%) jQuery
10 6 (1.40%) EDI
11 5 (1.17%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.70%) Application Packaging
12 3 (0.70%) Middleware
12 3 (0.70%) HTML5
13 2 (0.47%) LAMP
13 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
14 1 (0.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.82%) Clustering
2 24 (5.59%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.90%) Replication
4 9 (2.10%) Data Integration
5 8 (1.86%) PDA
6 6 (1.40%) EqualLogic
7 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.93%) GIS
7 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.93%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.47%) Statistics
8 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.23%) iPad
9 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.23%) VLE
9 1 (0.23%) CESG
9 1 (0.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 314 (73.19%) Windows
2 180 (41.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (29.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 90 (20.98%) Windows 7
5 72 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (15.85%) Windows XP
7 53 (12.35%) Linux
8 45 (10.49%) UNIX
9 19 (4.43%) Windows 8
10 18 (4.20%) Windows Vista
11 14 (3.26%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (1.86%) AIX
14 6 (1.40%) Solaris
15 5 (1.17%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.93%) Android
17 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.47%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (27.27%) ITIL
2 57 (13.29%) Migration
3 30 (6.99%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (6.29%) Service Management
4 27 (6.29%) Workflow
5 25 (5.83%) Change Management
5 25 (5.83%) Security Testing
6 24 (5.59%) CRM
7 21 (4.90%) Project Management
8 18 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (3.96%) Service Delivery
9 17 (3.96%) Data Modelling
9 17 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (3.73%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.50%) Load Balancing
11 15 (3.50%) Problem Management
11 15 (3.50%) Customer Engagement
12 13 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (3.03%) ETL
13 12 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 118 (27.51%) SQL
2 84 (19.58%) PowerShell
3 35 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 29 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.06%) C#
6 22 (5.13%) VBScript
7 21 (4.90%) VB
8 6 (1.40%) ABAP
9 5 (1.17%) Perl
10 4 (0.93%) C
11 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.23%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.23%) Ruby
13 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 422 (98.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (49.42%) MCSE
3 129 (30.07%) MCTS
4 86 (20.05%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (19.11%) MCP
6 71 (16.55%) Security Cleared
7 67 (15.62%) MCSA
8 55 (12.82%) SC Cleared
9 54 (12.59%) CCNA
10 50 (11.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 47 (10.96%) ISTQB
12 35 (8.16%) Degree
13 34 (7.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 28 (6.53%) MCDST
15 25 (5.83%) DV Cleared
16 23 (5.36%) CCNP
17 20 (4.66%) Citrix Certification
18 18 (4.20%) MCDBA
19 16 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
20 14 (3.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.96%) SLA
2 16 (3.73%) QA
3 6 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.70%) BS7799
System Software
1 167 (38.93%) Active Directory
2 101 (23.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (17.48%) Hyper-V
4 42 (9.79%) XenApp
5 37 (8.62%) vSphere
6 26 (6.06%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.86%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.63%) vCloud
10 5 (1.17%) UAG
10 5 (1.17%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.17%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.70%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (12.12%) SCCM
2 38 (8.86%) SCOM
3 37 (8.62%) Backup Exec
4 16 (3.73%) WSUS
5 14 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (3.03%) SCVMM
7 12 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (1.86%) Netcool
9 7 (1.63%) Windows Intune
9 7 (1.63%) SCDPM
10 5 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.93%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.93%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.70%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.47%) Ionix
13 2 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 301 (70.16%) Microsoft
2 162 (37.76%) VMware
3 125 (29.14%) Citrix
4 97 (22.61%) HP
5 91 (21.21%) Cisco
6 41 (9.56%) Symantec
7 38 (8.86%) EMC
8 34 (7.93%) Apple
9 33 (7.69%) Oracle
10 30 (6.99%) Juniper
11 21 (4.90%) Meru Networks
12 20 (4.66%) Dell
13 15 (3.50%) NetApp
13 15 (3.50%) McAfee
14 12 (2.80%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.80%) IBM
15 10 (2.33%) Veritas
15 10 (2.33%) Red Gate
16 9 (2.10%) F5
16 9 (2.10%) SAP
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.77 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago