The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCITP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 545 445
Rank change year-on-year +8 -100  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 53 92 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.87% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 65 107
Median daily rate £500 £365 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.98% +13.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £232 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.78% +34.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -54.16% +105.71%  

MCITP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8382 10634 9598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.47% 21.47% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5031 6702 5651
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 358 485
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCITP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in England

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCITP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCITP in England

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCITP in England

MCITP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCITP in England

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
London +23 33 £500 +25.00% 11
South East -4 9 £375 - 5
West Midlands +23 3 £363 -14.70% 4
East of England -8 2 £550 +43.79% 1
East Midlands - 2 £310 - 2
Yorkshire +26 1 - - 3
North West +14 1 - - 5
South West +13 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 £275 - 6
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 140 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (87.14%) Windows
3 104 (74.29%) Microsoft
4 96 (68.57%) Active Directory
5 79 (56.43%) MCSE
6 73 (52.14%) Windows Server
7 61 (43.57%) ITIL
8 54 (38.57%) VMware
9 50 (35.71%) SQL Server
10 48 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (34.29%) PowerShell
11 45 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 43 (30.71%) MS Exchange
14 42 (30.00%) Office 365
15 38 (27.14%) MCTS
16 36 (25.71%) MCSA
17 35 (25.00%) MCP
18 34 (24.29%) Hyper-V
18 34 (24.29%) Windows 7
19 32 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (22.86%) Finance
20 31 (22.14%) Migration
21 30 (21.43%) SQL
22 28 (20.00%) Firewall
23 27 (19.29%) Clustering
24 26 (18.57%) SCOM
24 26 (18.57%) SAN
24 26 (18.57%) Citrix
25 25 (17.86%) Cisco

MCITP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (30.71%) MS Exchange
2 25 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 16 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 15 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (10.00%) IIS
6 8 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.29%) MS Project Server
8 5 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.86%) Apache
10 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 42 (30.00%) Office 365
2 32 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.57%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.86%) IaaS
6 3 (2.14%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.43%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.00%) Firewall
2 26 (18.57%) SAN
3 23 (16.43%) DHCP
4 20 (14.29%) DNS
5 14 (10.00%) VoIP
6 13 (9.29%) NAS
6 13 (9.29%) Skype
7 10 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (4.29%) WAN
9 5 (3.57%) VPN
10 4 (2.86%) Internet
10 4 (2.86%) LAN
11 3 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.14%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.43%) MPLS
12 2 (1.43%) Network Security
12 2 (1.43%) SSL
12 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.43%) VLAN
12 2 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 24 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (7.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (7.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (6.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (5.71%) Big Data
7 8 (5.71%) Hadoop
8 7 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.57%) Data Mart
10 4 (2.86%) QlikView
11 2 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.43%) OLAP
11 2 (1.43%) OLTP
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.86%) WiX
4 2 (1.43%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 32 (22.86%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.71%) Law
6 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (12.86%) Consultant
2 15 (10.71%) Architect
3 12 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (8.57%) Technical Architect
4 11 (7.86%) Server Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Developer
6 9 (6.43%) Field Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.71%) Active Directory Consultant
8 7 (5.00%) Administrator
8 7 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.29%) Server Consultant
9 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) XML
2 10 (7.14%) .NET
3 7 (5.00%) WCF
4 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.14%) HTML
6 2 (1.43%) Java SE
6 2 (1.43%) MDX
6 2 (1.43%) Middleware
6 2 (1.43%) WF
7 1 (0.71%) COM
7 1 (0.71%) WAP
7 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.29%) Clustering
2 10 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.00%) PKI
4 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.29%) iPad
4 6 (4.29%) Replication
5 5 (3.57%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (2.14%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.14%) NHS
8 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.43%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.43%) Life Science
9 1 (0.71%) Handset
9 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 122 (87.14%) Windows
2 73 (52.14%) Windows Server
3 48 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (24.29%) Windows 7
6 24 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 12 (8.57%) Windows 10
9 9 (6.43%) Solaris
9 9 (6.43%) Windows Vista
10 8 (5.71%) Linux
10 8 (5.71%) Unix
11 4 (2.86%) Ubuntu
12 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.14%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.71%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.71%) Android
14 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (43.57%) ITIL
2 31 (22.14%) Migration
3 17 (12.14%) ITIL V3
4 15 (10.71%) DevOps
5 14 (10.00%) Service Management
6 12 (8.57%) Customer Engagement
7 11 (7.86%) Change Management
7 11 (7.86%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.71%) High Availability
10 8 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (5.00%) ETL
11 7 (5.00%) Problem Management
12 6 (4.29%) TOGAF
12 6 (4.29%) Web Development
12 6 (4.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.29%) PowerShell
2 30 (21.43%) SQL
3 12 (8.57%) VBScript
4 8 (5.71%) C#
5 7 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.86%) Python
7 2 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 140 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (56.43%) MCSE
3 38 (27.14%) MCTS
4 36 (25.71%) MCSA
5 35 (25.00%) MCP
6 20 (14.29%) CCNA
6 20 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 19 (13.57%) Degree
8 18 (12.86%) SC Cleared
9 12 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (5.00%) CCNP
11 6 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (4.29%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.57%) CCSP
13 4 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.86%) MCDST
14 3 (2.14%) CCA
14 3 (2.14%) CCDP
14 3 (2.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) SLA
2 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 96 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 45 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (24.29%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.29%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.57%) UAG
6 5 (3.57%) XenApp
7 3 (2.14%) KVM
7 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.14%) Terminal Server
7 3 (2.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.43%) XenServer
9 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 26 (18.57%) SCOM
2 25 (17.86%) SCCM
3 11 (7.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (7.86%) WSUS
4 6 (4.29%) AirWatch
4 6 (4.29%) XenMobile
5 5 (3.57%) Nessus
5 5 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.86%) Puppet
7 3 (2.14%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.43%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.43%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.43%) SCSM
8 2 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.43%) WMI
9 1 (0.71%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 104 (74.29%) Microsoft
2 54 (38.57%) VMware
3 26 (18.57%) Citrix
4 25 (17.86%) Cisco
5 18 (12.86%) HP
6 10 (7.14%) NetApp
7 9 (6.43%) RedGate
7 9 (6.43%) StorageTek
7 9 (6.43%) Sun
8 7 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.57%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.86%) Dell
10 4 (2.86%) Kaseya
10 4 (2.86%) Oracle
11 3 (2.14%) CA
11 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.43%) arcserve
12 2 (1.43%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.43%) McAfee
12 2 (1.43%) Symantec
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