Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 754 721 684
Rank change year-on-year -33 -37 -100
Contract jobs citing MCITP 103 116 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.68% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 72 119
England median daily rate £398 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +9.59% +8.96%
10th Percentile £178 £174 £205
90th Percentile £488 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £344
% change year-on-year +3.33% +9.01% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +32.00% -20.74%
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% -15.38% +17.22%

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 17,262 17,084 20,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.08% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,196 10,386 13,062
England median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% +4.69%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 805 712
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +7.84% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.70 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
London -38 41 £400 -5.88% 8
Midlands -7 21 £375 +15.38% 8
South East -15 18 £412 +17.57% 6
West Midlands -13 14 £375 - 8
North of England -22 14 £255 -8.93% 13
North West -13 11 £255 -8.93% 6
East Midlands +9 7 £450 +80.00%
East of England -3 4 - - 3
Yorkshire -20 3 - - 6
South West -9 1 - - 4
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (88.35%) Windows
3 71 (68.93%) Active Directory
4 70 (67.96%) Microsoft
5 60 (58.25%) MCSE
6 59 (57.28%) Windows Server
7 49 (47.57%) Office 365
7 49 (47.57%) VMware
8 43 (41.75%) ITIL
9 39 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (32.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (31.07%) Security Cleared
12 29 (28.16%) MS Exchange
13 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
14 26 (25.24%) Migration
15 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (22.33%) Azure Active Directory
17 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Intune
17 22 (21.36%) Cisco
17 22 (21.36%) MCTS
18 21 (20.39%) Server Management
19 20 (19.42%) Customer Requirements
20 19 (18.45%) AirWatch
21 18 (17.48%) XenMobile
21 18 (17.48%) TCP/IP
21 18 (17.48%) SharePoint
21 18 (17.48%) Service Management
22 17 (16.50%) SQL
22 17 (16.50%) Citrix

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 29 (28.16%) MS Exchange
2 18 (17.48%) SharePoint
3 15 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.71%) Skype for Business
5 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.83%) IIS
6 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 49 (47.57%) Office 365
2 33 (32.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (22.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.94%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.97%) G Suite
6 1 (0.97%) IaaS
6 1 (0.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.97%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.48%) TCP/IP
2 16 (15.53%) DNS
3 15 (14.56%) DHCP
4 11 (10.68%) Firewall
5 10 (9.71%) LAN
6 7 (6.80%) WAN
7 6 (5.83%) VoIP
8 5 (4.85%) VLAN
8 5 (4.85%) Wireless
9 4 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.88%) SAN
10 3 (2.91%) Internet
10 3 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.91%) Skype
11 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.94%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.94%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.94%) VPN
12 1 (0.97%) NAS
12 1 (0.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.97%) Big Data
4 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) HDInsight
4 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (5.83%) Military
2 5 (4.85%) Back Office
2 5 (4.85%) Finance
3 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Advertising
5 1 (0.97%) Automotive
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (23.30%) Support Engineer
2 17 (16.50%) Consultant
3 15 (14.56%) Windows Consultant
4 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (12.62%) Desktop Support
6 11 (10.68%) Analyst
6 11 (10.68%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (10.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (9.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (9.71%) Architect
8 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (6.80%) Active Directory Consultant
9 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (6.80%) Service Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.83%) Applications Support
10 6 (5.83%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.83%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (4.85%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) WSH
2 1 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.97%) COM
2 1 (0.97%) HTML
2 1 (0.97%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.80%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.83%) Clustering
3 3 (2.91%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.91%) iPhone
3 3 (2.91%) Replication
3 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.91%) Wiki
4 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.97%) Blog
5 1 (0.97%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 91 (88.35%) Windows
2 59 (57.28%) Windows Server
3 27 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.59%) Windows 10
6 12 (11.65%) Linux
7 8 (7.77%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.80%) Android
9 5 (4.85%) Unix
10 4 (3.88%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.88%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.97%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.75%) ITIL
2 26 (25.24%) Migration
3 21 (20.39%) Server Management
4 20 (19.42%) Customer Requirements
5 18 (17.48%) Service Management
6 17 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (14.56%) Project Management
8 14 (13.59%) Service Delivery
9 12 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (10.68%) ITIL V3
11 10 (9.71%) PRINCE2
12 9 (8.74%) Change Management
12 9 (8.74%) Identity Management
12 9 (8.74%) ITSM
13 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (7.77%) Asset Management
13 8 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (5.83%) Mobile Device Management
14 6 (5.83%) Virtual Environments
15 5 (4.85%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.50%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.80%) VBScript
4 2 (1.94%) VB
5 1 (0.97%) C#
5 1 (0.97%) Java
5 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (58.25%) MCSE
3 32 (31.07%) Security Cleared
4 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
5 22 (21.36%) MCTS
6 14 (13.59%) MCP
6 14 (13.59%) MCSA
7 10 (9.71%) CCNA
7 10 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (8.74%) Degree
9 7 (6.80%) CCNP
9 7 (6.80%) CISSP
9 7 (6.80%) MCDBA
10 6 (5.83%) APMP
10 6 (5.83%) CISMP
10 6 (5.83%) DV Cleared
11 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (3.88%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.88%) ACSP
12 4 (3.88%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) JSP 440
2 5 (4.85%) SLA
3 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.94%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (68.93%) Active Directory
2 39 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.68%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.80%) vSphere
4 7 (6.80%) XenApp
5 4 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.91%) XenServer
7 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (18.45%) AirWatch
3 18 (17.48%) XenMobile
4 15 (14.56%) SCCM
5 8 (7.77%) WSUS
6 5 (4.85%) SCOM
7 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.91%) HP SIM
8 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (67.96%) Microsoft
2 49 (47.57%) VMware
3 22 (21.36%) Cisco
4 17 (16.50%) Citrix
5 7 (6.80%) McAfee
6 6 (5.83%) Avaya
6 6 (5.83%) HP
6 6 (5.83%) SAP
7 5 (4.85%) F5
8 4 (3.88%) Apple
8 4 (3.88%) Ivanti
8 4 (3.88%) Veeam
9 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.91%) Meraki
9 3 (2.91%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.91%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.94%) Asigra
10 2 (1.94%) Becrypt
10 2 (1.94%) SkyKick