Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 2018 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 730 659 674
Rank change year-on-year -71 +15 -179
Contract jobs citing MCITP 115 140 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.82% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 94 121
England median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £172 £207 £206
90th Percentile £488 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £14.88 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.45% -30.81% -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +21.21% -41.59% +44.87%

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 17,289 17,001 20,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.20% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,317 10,460 13,245
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 860 742
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.48
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £30.60
% change year-on-year -18.13% -1.97% +36.01%

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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 6 months to 22 June 2018. 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
South East -22 42 £350 +7.69% 3
London -71 41 £315 -28.11% 15
North of England -18 13 £325 +18.18% 13
North West -13 12 £325 +18.18% 6
Midlands -11 7 £260 -35.00% 12
South West +8 5 £338 - 1
East of England -3 5 £205 -54.44% 2
West Midlands -26 4 £260 -29.49% 9
East Midlands -6 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -20 1 - - 6
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (88.70%) Windows
3 94 (81.74%) Active Directory
4 85 (73.91%) Microsoft
5 79 (68.70%) MCSE
6 73 (63.48%) Windows Server
7 67 (58.26%) VMware
8 52 (45.22%) MCSA
9 51 (44.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 46 (40.00%) Office 365
11 39 (33.91%) MCP
12 38 (33.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (27.83%) ITIL
13 32 (27.83%) PowerShell
14 30 (26.09%) SolarWinds
14 30 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
15 29 (25.22%) Ivanti
15 29 (25.22%) Shavlik
16 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (21.74%) Migration
18 23 (20.00%) Cisco
18 23 (20.00%) MS Exchange
19 22 (19.13%) Nessus
19 22 (19.13%) MCTS
20 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (18.26%) SQL
21 20 (17.39%) Citrix
22 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
23 18 (15.65%) Shell Script
24 16 (13.91%) Firewall

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 23 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.17%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (9.57%) Skype for Business
5 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.74%) Apache
6 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.87%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.87%) nginx
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 46 (40.00%) Office 365
2 30 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.87%) G Suite
5 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.87%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.91%) Firewall
2 15 (13.04%) DNS
3 13 (11.30%) DHCP
4 12 (10.43%) LAN
5 11 (9.57%) TCP/IP
6 10 (8.70%) SAN
6 10 (8.70%) Skype
6 10 (8.70%) WAN
7 9 (7.83%) VoIP
8 7 (6.09%) VLAN
9 5 (4.35%) Unified Communications
9 5 (4.35%) VPN
10 4 (3.48%) Internet
10 4 (3.48%) SSL
11 3 (2.61%) Wireless
12 2 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.74%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.74%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.74%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.61%) MySQL
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.74%) Power BI
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.87%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.87%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.87%) WinRunner
General
1 12 (10.43%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Back Office
4 1 (0.87%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.09%) Windows Engineer
2 17 (14.78%) Consultant
3 14 (12.17%) Analyst
4 11 (9.57%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Windows Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) Service Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) DBA
8 7 (6.09%) SQL DBA
8 7 (6.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Active Directory Consultant
9 6 (5.22%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.35%) Architect
10 5 (4.35%) IT Support
10 5 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Azure Consultant
11 4 (3.48%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) .NET
1 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.87%) COM
2 1 (0.87%) HTML
2 1 (0.87%) LAMP
2 1 (0.87%) LDAP
2 1 (0.87%) WCF
2 1 (0.87%) WF
2 1 (0.87%) WSH
2 1 (0.87%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.22%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.48%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.61%) Wiki
7 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.74%) Replication
8 1 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.87%) CESG
8 1 (0.87%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.87%) NHS
8 1 (0.87%) PKI
8 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 102 (88.70%) Windows
2 73 (63.48%) Windows Server
3 51 (44.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (33.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.57%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.83%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.09%) Linux
9 3 (2.61%) Android
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) AIX
10 2 (1.74%) Unix
11 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.83%) ITIL
2 25 (21.74%) Migration
3 11 (9.57%) ITIL V3
4 10 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
4 10 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (8.70%) Service Management
5 9 (7.83%) Change Management
6 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.96%) Identity Management
7 7 (6.09%) Decision-Making
7 7 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.09%) Server Patching
8 6 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.22%) TOGAF
9 5 (4.35%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.35%) B2C
9 5 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.48%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (3.48%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (3.48%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.26%) SQL
3 18 (15.65%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.61%) VBScript
5 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.74%) VB
6 1 (0.87%) AWK
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.87%) C
6 1 (0.87%) C#
6 1 (0.87%) Perl
6 1 (0.87%) Python
6 1 (0.87%) Ruby
6 1 (0.87%) sed
6 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (68.70%) MCSE
3 52 (45.22%) MCSA
4 39 (33.91%) MCP
5 22 (19.13%) MCTS
6 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
7 13 (11.30%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
8 11 (9.57%) CCNA
8 11 (9.57%) Degree
9 7 (6.09%) CCNP
10 6 (5.22%) A+ Certification
11 4 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.61%) MOS
13 2 (1.74%) CCIE
13 2 (1.74%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.74%) MCDST
14 1 (0.87%) CLAS
14 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) GDPR
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 94 (81.74%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.09%) XenApp
5 5 (4.35%) vSphere
6 4 (3.48%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.61%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.61%) XenServer
8 2 (1.74%) KVM
8 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.87%) Docker
9 1 (0.87%) NFS
9 1 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (19.13%) Nessus
2 15 (13.04%) SCCM
3 12 (10.43%) AirWatch
3 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (8.70%) XenMobile
5 6 (5.22%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.35%) WSUS
7 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.74%) SCOM
8 2 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.87%) Ansible
9 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.87%) Netcool
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.87%) Puppet
9 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 85 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 67 (58.26%) VMware
3 30 (26.09%) SolarWinds
4 29 (25.22%) Ivanti
4 29 (25.22%) Shavlik
5 23 (20.00%) Cisco
6 20 (17.39%) Citrix
7 9 (7.83%) HP
8 7 (6.09%) Avaya
8 7 (6.09%) McAfee
8 7 (6.09%) Veeam
9 6 (5.22%) IBM
10 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.48%) Dell
10 4 (3.48%) Sonus
11 3 (2.61%) Apple
11 3 (2.61%) Meraki
11 3 (2.61%) MobileIron
11 3 (2.61%) SAP
12 2 (1.74%) Oracle