Period
to 21 June 2021

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 6 months to 21 June 2021 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
6 months to
21 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 609 533 740
Rank change year-on-year -76 +207 +14
Contract jobs citing MCITP 28 40 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.11% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 46
10th Percentile £152 £179 £294
25th Percentile £206 £355 £333
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £411 £425
Median % change year-on-year -20.97% -3.12% +21.29%
75th Percentile £475 £428 £500
90th Percentile £525 £531 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £411 £412
% change year-on-year +0.30% -0.18% +17.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,142 9,033 15,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.35% 24.02% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,462 5,879 9,851
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
25th Percentile £400 £389 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 316 654
10th Percentile £13.33 £14.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate £34.21 £26.91 £33.09
Median % change year-on-year +27.13% -18.69% +47.06%
75th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.31 £58.13 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £33.40
% change year-on-year +10.17% -11.68% +52.51%

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MCITP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in England

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCITP in England.

Daily rate trend for MCITP in England

MCITP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCITP in England over the 6 months to 21 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MCITP in England

MCITP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCITP in England.

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 6 months to 21 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -67 10 £475 - 7
South West +14 4 £193 +10.00%
Midlands -25 4 £263 -35.98% 6
East Midlands +4 3 £200 - 3
South East -20 3 £425 +6.25% 6
North of England +7 2 £300 - 4
East of England +4 2 - - 2
North West -1 1 £100 - 4
West Midlands -26 1 £325 -20.73% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (78.57%) Windows
3 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (67.86%) ITIL
5 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
6 17 (60.71%) Azure
7 16 (57.14%) Microsoft 365
8 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 14 (50.00%) VMware
9 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (39.29%) MCSE
10 9 (32.14%) vSphere
10 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
11 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 8 (28.57%) Citrix
12 7 (25.00%) Firewall
12 7 (25.00%) MCSA
12 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 7 (25.00%) SLA
12 7 (25.00%) Cisco
12 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 7 (25.00%) Degree
12 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (21.43%) Clustering
13 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
13 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
13 6 (21.43%) AWS

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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) OpenStack
2 3 (10.71%) SAS
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (60.71%) Azure
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (21.43%) AWS
4 3 (10.71%) SaaS
5 2 (7.14%) Yammer
6 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 3 (10.71%) DHCP
4 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 2 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (7.14%) Skype
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Public Sector
2 3 (10.71%) Social Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) IT Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Clustering
2 4 (14.29%) NHS
2 4 (14.29%) Replication
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (3.57%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (14.29%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Microservices
4 3 (10.71%) Patch Management
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.71%) Product Management
4 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
1 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (39.29%) MCSE
3 7 (25.00%) Degree
3 7 (25.00%) MCSA
4 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (17.86%) MCP
5 5 (17.86%) MCTS
6 3 (10.71%) CCNA
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.71%) VCP6
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.57%) CCA
8 1 (3.57%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
2 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (32.14%) vSphere
4 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.71%) vCloud
7 2 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (7.14%) XenApp
7 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (3.57%) Firmware
8 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) vRealize
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
3 3 (10.71%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) SCOM
3 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
3 3 (10.71%) vMotion
3 3 (10.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (7.14%) AirWatch
4 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) Citrix
4 7 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.71%) CommVault
6 3 (10.71%) Dell
6 3 (10.71%) EMC
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) IBM
7 2 (7.14%) Avaya
7 2 (7.14%) Ivanti
7 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
7 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.57%) Apple
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) Sophos
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec
8 1 (3.57%) Veeam
8 1 (3.57%) Zerto