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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 378 404 370
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Contract jobs citing MCITP 212 149 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.06% 1.64% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 81 95
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.51% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £22.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.88%

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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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
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 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 +19 184 £375 +25.00% 98
London +5 76 £318 -13.25% 26
South East +38 70 £400 +26.48% 19
Berkshire +26 34 £425 -5.55% 7
Scotland +15 27 £348 - 3
Hampshire -1 24 £347 +61.61% 4
Reading +23 23 £425 -10.52% 5
West Midlands +12 12 £263 - 2
City of London +13 10 £450 +37.61% 3
Glasgow +4 9 £308 - 1
East of England -3 9 £225 +12.50% 5
South West -14 7 £500 +212.50% 14
East Midlands +15 6 £438 +45.83% 3
West Sussex -12 5 - - 1
Hounslow - 5 - -
Bristol - 5 £488 - 7
Crawley - 5 - -
Suffolk -5 4 £175 -26.31%
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £250 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +3 3 - -
Birmingham 0 3 £334 - 1
North West -17 3 £400 +77.77% 17
Derbyshire - 3 £425 - 2
Surrey - 3 £425 - 4
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - - 2
Manchester -8 2 £400 +77.77% 8
Milton Keynes -11 2 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 2 £678 - 3

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 424 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 303 (71.46%) Windows
3 285 (67.22%) Microsoft
4 201 (47.41%) Active Directory
5 193 (45.52%) MCSE
6 164 (38.68%) ITIL
7 147 (34.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 141 (33.25%) VMware
9 122 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 116 (27.36%) MCTS
11 115 (27.12%) PowerShell
12 107 (25.24%) Security Cleared
13 93 (21.93%) DNS
13 93 (21.93%) MCSA
14 91 (21.46%) MS Exchange
14 91 (21.46%) HP
14 91 (21.46%) SC Cleared
15 90 (21.23%) Citrix
16 88 (20.75%) Cisco
17 81 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 80 (18.87%) MS Excel
19 79 (18.63%) SQL
20 67 (15.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 66 (15.57%) Degree
21 66 (15.57%) Windows 7
21 66 (15.57%) SQL Server
21 66 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
22 65 (15.33%) Clustering
22 65 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
23 63 (14.86%) HTML

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (21.46%) MS Exchange
2 56 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 56 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.08%) IIS
4 24 (5.66%) Lync
5 23 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.54%) Office Communications Server
9 13 (3.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (2.59%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.65%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.42%) GroupWise
13 5 (1.18%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.47%) Live Communications Server
16 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 80 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.90%) Office 365
2 9 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.71%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (21.93%) DNS
2 60 (14.15%) DHCP
3 49 (11.56%) TCP/IP
4 44 (10.38%) SAN
5 42 (9.91%) Firewall
6 25 (5.90%) Internet
7 23 (5.42%) LAN
8 22 (5.19%) WAN
9 15 (3.54%) Wireless
10 12 (2.83%) VoIP
10 12 (2.83%) Network Security
11 10 (2.36%) FTP
12 8 (1.89%) NAS
13 7 (1.65%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.65%) IMAP
13 7 (1.65%) POP3
13 7 (1.65%) SMTP
13 7 (1.65%) VPN
14 6 (1.42%) PBX
15 5 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (7.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.12%) OLAP
9 8 (1.89%) MySQL
9 8 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.65%) OLAP Cube
10 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.94%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.71%) QlikView
13 3 (0.71%) OLTP
14 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (3.54%) WinRunner
1 15 (3.54%) TestDirector
1 15 (3.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.71%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.47%) MSI
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
General
1 49 (11.56%) Finance
2 15 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.12%) Banking
4 6 (1.42%) Law
5 3 (0.71%) Advertising
5 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.47%) Back Office
6 2 (0.47%) Legal
6 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Local Government
7 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Marketing
7 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (11.79%) Consultant
2 47 (11.08%) Support Engineer
3 44 (10.38%) Analyst
4 41 (9.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 32 (7.55%) Developer
6 31 (7.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.90%) Field Engineer
7 25 (5.90%) Desktop Support
8 23 (5.42%) Server Engineer
9 22 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 22 (5.19%) Administrator
10 21 (4.95%) DBA
11 20 (4.72%) SQL DBA
12 16 (3.77%) Deskside Support
13 15 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.30%) Architect
15 13 (3.07%) CRM Developer
16 12 (2.83%) Test Specialist
17 10 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (14.86%) HTML
2 62 (14.62%) .NET
3 61 (14.39%) XML
4 29 (6.84%) ASP.NET
5 25 (5.90%) JSP
6 16 (3.77%) WCF
7 15 (3.54%) Web Services
8 13 (3.07%) SOAP
9 9 (2.12%) Reactive Extensions
9 9 (2.12%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 6 (1.42%) Software Packaging
11 5 (1.18%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.18%) jQuery
12 4 (0.94%) LAMP
13 3 (0.71%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.71%) Silverlight
13 3 (0.71%) MDX
14 2 (0.47%) ADO.NET
14 2 (0.47%) LINQ
14 2 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.33%) Clustering
2 18 (4.25%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.77%) CMDB
5 15 (3.54%) PDA
6 13 (3.07%) Fat Client
6 13 (3.07%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.83%) Replication
8 11 (2.59%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.36%) Smartcard
9 10 (2.36%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.65%) Statistics
11 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.94%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
13 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.71%) PKI
13 3 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 303 (71.46%) Windows
2 147 (34.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (15.57%) Windows 7
5 65 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (12.26%) Linux
7 29 (6.84%) UNIX
8 25 (5.90%) Windows XP
9 17 (4.01%) AIX
10 15 (3.54%) Windows Vista
11 14 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (3.07%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (2.12%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.65%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.18%) Android
15 5 (1.18%) Solaris
16 3 (0.71%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.47%) VMS
17 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (38.68%) ITIL
2 50 (11.79%) Migration
2 50 (11.79%) High Availability
3 38 (8.96%) Service Management
4 37 (8.73%) Project Management
5 32 (7.55%) Customer Engagement
6 30 (7.08%) Change Management
7 29 (6.84%) Test Scripting
8 25 (5.90%) Security Testing
9 24 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
10 22 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (4.72%) Data Protection
12 19 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (4.48%) Validation
13 18 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (4.01%) CRM
14 17 (4.01%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (3.77%) Software Testing
16 15 (3.54%) Test Automation
16 15 (3.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 115 (27.12%) PowerShell
2 79 (18.63%) SQL
3 52 (12.26%) VBScript
4 30 (7.08%) JavaScript
5 24 (5.66%) C#
6 18 (4.25%) T-SQL
7 11 (2.59%) C
8 6 (1.42%) VB
9 5 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.94%) Python
10 4 (0.94%) Ruby
11 3 (0.71%) Perl
11 3 (0.71%) PHP
11 3 (0.71%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) Java
13 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 424 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (45.52%) MCSE
3 116 (27.36%) MCTS
4 107 (25.24%) Security Cleared
5 93 (21.93%) MCSA
6 91 (21.46%) SC Cleared
7 67 (15.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 66 (15.57%) Degree
8 66 (15.57%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (12.74%) MCP
10 39 (9.20%) CCNA
11 37 (8.73%) ISTQB
12 33 (7.78%) A+ Certification
13 29 (6.84%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (5.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 24 (5.66%) CCA
16 23 (5.42%) CCNP
17 21 (4.95%) DV Cleared
18 17 (4.01%) MCDST
19 14 (3.30%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.25%) SLA
2 8 (1.89%) QA
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 201 (47.41%) Active Directory
2 81 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 31 (7.31%) XenApp
5 29 (6.84%) VMware ESX
6 25 (5.90%) vSphere
7 11 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 11 (2.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.65%) ISA Server
9 6 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (1.42%) Xen
10 5 (1.18%) XenServer
10 5 (1.18%) NFS
11 4 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.71%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (6.84%) SCCM
2 28 (6.60%) SCOM
3 21 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (4.48%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (3.30%) Backup Exec
6 13 (3.07%) Netcool
7 8 (1.89%) WMI
7 8 (1.89%) SCSM
8 6 (1.42%) Legato
8 6 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.42%) SCDPM
9 5 (1.18%) WSUS
9 5 (1.18%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (1.18%) MAILsweeper
10 4 (0.94%) MOM
10 4 (0.94%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.71%) Windows Intune
11 3 (0.71%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 285 (67.22%) Microsoft
2 141 (33.25%) VMware
3 91 (21.46%) HP
4 90 (21.23%) Citrix
5 88 (20.75%) Cisco
6 26 (6.13%) NetApp
7 25 (5.90%) Dell
8 24 (5.66%) McAfee
9 23 (5.42%) EMC
9 23 (5.42%) IBM
10 21 (4.95%) Oracle
10 21 (4.95%) Red Hat
11 18 (4.25%) Veritas
12 15 (3.54%) Avaya
13 12 (2.83%) Lotus
14 10 (2.36%) Reuters
14 10 (2.36%) Bloomberg
14 10 (2.36%) CQG
14 10 (2.36%) Apple
15 9 (2.12%) Symantec
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