Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 726 710 638
Rank change year-on-year -16 -72 -143
Contract jobs citing MCITP 131 163 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.82% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 98 129
England median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +7.92%
10th Percentile £175 £164 £146
90th Percentile £548 £491 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £344 £338
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.93% -3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 29
England median hourly rate £16.10 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -25.71% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.44 £10.63 £13.70
90th Percentile £102.50 £26.53 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +5.41% +18.32%

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 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 -12 64 £400 - 14
South East -2 27 £360 +2.86% 2
North of England +63 22 £280 -4.68% 7
North West +30 11 £259 +23.21% 7
Yorkshire +23 11 £300 -40.00%
Midlands +21 8 £375 +8.07% 6
East Midlands -5 5 £275 -1.79% 2
South West -12 5 - - 2
East of England -40 4 £300 -26.83% 2
West Midlands +27 3 £388 +11.67% 4
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 129 (98.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (72.52%) Windows
3 80 (61.07%) Microsoft
4 74 (56.49%) Active Directory
5 64 (48.85%) MCSE
6 61 (46.56%) ITIL
7 50 (38.17%) SQL
8 48 (36.64%) VMware
9 45 (34.35%) SQL Server
9 45 (34.35%) Windows Server
10 38 (29.01%) Office 365
11 36 (27.48%) DNS
12 35 (26.72%) MS Exchange
13 33 (25.19%) MCTS
13 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (25.19%) PowerShell
14 32 (24.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 32 (24.43%) DHCP
14 32 (24.43%) Finance
15 30 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 29 (22.14%) MCSA
16 29 (22.14%) SCOM
17 26 (19.85%) SCCM
17 26 (19.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 26 (19.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (17.56%) RedGate
18 23 (17.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 23 (17.56%) SAN
19 22 (16.79%) Service Management

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 35 (26.72%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.87%) IIS
4 7 (5.34%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.82%) Apache
7 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.01%) Office 365
2 30 (22.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.58%) G Suite
6 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.53%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.48%) DNS
2 32 (24.43%) DHCP
3 23 (17.56%) SAN
4 19 (14.50%) Firewall
5 13 (9.92%) LAN
5 13 (9.92%) WAN
6 12 (9.16%) TCP/IP
7 11 (8.40%) NAS
8 6 (4.58%) VPN
9 4 (3.05%) Internet
9 4 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.05%) VLAN
9 4 (3.05%) Wireless
10 3 (2.29%) VoIP
11 2 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.53%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.53%) Skype
12 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.35%) SQL Server
2 32 (24.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (19.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (19.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (16.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (13.74%) QlikView
6 17 (12.98%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (10.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (6.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (6.11%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (4.58%) OLAP
11 6 (4.58%) OLTP
12 5 (3.82%) Big Data
12 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
13 4 (3.05%) Data Mart
14 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
16 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (13.74%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (3.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.29%) WiX
General
1 32 (24.43%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Banking
3 10 (7.63%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Local Government
5 4 (3.05%) Retail
6 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.76%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (17.56%) Developer
1 23 (17.56%) SQL Developer
2 16 (12.21%) Field Engineer
3 12 (9.16%) Analyst
3 12 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (9.16%) Senior Developer
3 12 (9.16%) Senior SQL Developer
4 11 (8.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (8.40%) Architect
5 10 (7.63%) DBA
5 10 (7.63%) Desktop Support
5 10 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Administrator
6 9 (6.87%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) ETL Developer
6 9 (6.87%) SQL Server Developer
6 9 (6.87%) SSIS Developer
6 9 (6.87%) SSRS Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) XML
2 6 (4.58%) .NET
2 6 (4.58%) MDX
3 3 (2.29%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.29%) WCF
4 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.76%) CSS
4 1 (0.76%) HTML
4 1 (0.76%) jQuery
4 1 (0.76%) JSON
4 1 (0.76%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.63%) Clustering
3 6 (4.58%) Replication
4 5 (3.82%) iPhone
5 4 (3.05%) BYOD
6 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.29%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.29%) iPad
6 3 (2.29%) Wiki
7 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.53%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.76%) Life Science
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 95 (72.52%) Windows
2 45 (34.35%) Windows Server
3 26 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (12.21%) Windows 7
6 13 (9.92%) Windows 10
6 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (9.16%) Linux
8 7 (5.34%) Solaris
8 7 (5.34%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.82%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.82%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.05%) Android
11 3 (2.29%) Unix
11 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (46.56%) ITIL
2 22 (16.79%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (16.79%) Service Management
3 20 (15.27%) ETL
4 18 (13.74%) Customer Engagement
5 16 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (11.45%) Asset Management
7 12 (9.16%) Analytical Thinking
8 10 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.63%) Migration
9 9 (6.87%) ITIL V3
10 8 (6.11%) DevOps
11 7 (5.34%) Data Modelling
11 7 (5.34%) High Availability
11 7 (5.34%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.34%) Project Management
12 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.58%) Fund Management
12 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (4.58%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 50 (38.17%) SQL
2 33 (25.19%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 5 (3.82%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.05%) C#
6 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 129 (98.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (48.85%) MCSE
3 33 (25.19%) MCTS
4 29 (22.14%) MCSA
5 23 (17.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (16.03%) Degree
7 11 (8.40%) MCP
8 9 (6.87%) CCNA
8 9 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.58%) A+ Certification
9 6 (4.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (3.82%) CCA
10 5 (3.82%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (3.82%) MCDST
10 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
10 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.05%) CCSP
12 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.29%) RHCE
12 3 (2.29%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.21%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) QA
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (56.49%) Active Directory
2 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.87%) vSphere
5 8 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.29%) Terminal Server
7 3 (2.29%) XenApp
8 2 (1.53%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.53%) vCloud
8 2 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.76%) Docker
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.76%) NFS
9 1 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (22.14%) SCOM
2 26 (19.85%) SCCM
3 9 (6.87%) WSUS
4 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (4.58%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.29%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.53%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.76%) Ansible
9 1 (0.76%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 80 (61.07%) Microsoft
2 48 (36.64%) VMware
3 23 (17.56%) RedGate
4 22 (16.79%) Citrix
5 18 (13.74%) HP
6 15 (11.45%) Cisco
7 7 (5.34%) Apple
7 7 (5.34%) StorageTek
7 7 (5.34%) Sun
7 7 (5.34%) Veeam
8 6 (4.58%) Dell
8 6 (4.58%) Google
8 6 (4.58%) Tableau
9 5 (3.82%) EqualLogic
10 4 (3.05%) Meraki
10 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.05%) Symantec
11 3 (2.29%) CommVault
11 3 (2.29%) Oracle
11 3 (2.29%) Sophos