Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 556 730 745
Rank change year-on-year +174 +15 -63
Contract jobs citing MCITP 43 74 126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.089% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.47% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 75
Median daily rate £410 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £204 £289 £170
90th Percentile £544 £549 £488
UK median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £20.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £20.00

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 9,904 15,901 17,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.32% 19.15% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,904 9,667 10,563
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £272 £269 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 697 785
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £49.79
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

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 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +170 16 £475 +11.76%
South East +106 15 £371 -2.30% 1
Midlands +84 6 £410 +26.15% 1
West Midlands +63 5 £410 +49.09% 1
South West +53 4 £175 - 1
North of England +76 2 - - 1
North West +49 2 - - 1
East Midlands +35 1 - -
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
3 30 (69.77%) Windows
4 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
5 23 (53.49%) MCSE
6 22 (51.16%) Migration
7 20 (46.51%) Office 365
8 17 (39.53%) ITIL
9 16 (37.21%) Windows Server
10 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (34.88%) Azure
11 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
11 14 (32.56%) Windows 10
11 14 (32.56%) C#
11 14 (32.56%) .NET
12 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (30.23%) SCCM
13 12 (27.91%) MCP
14 11 (25.58%) VMware
15 10 (23.26%) MCSA
15 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
15 10 (23.26%) SQL
15 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
15 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (20.93%) HTML
16 9 (20.93%) IIS
16 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
16 9 (20.93%) DNS
17 8 (18.60%) Firewall
17 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development

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 9 (20.93%) IIS
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint
3 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
6 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.65%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (46.51%) Office 365
2 15 (34.88%) Azure
3 7 (16.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (13.95%) PaaS
4 6 (13.95%) SaaS
5 3 (6.98%) Power Platform
6 2 (4.65%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.33%) IaaS
7 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) DNS
2 8 (18.60%) DHCP
2 8 (18.60%) Firewall
3 5 (11.63%) Kerberos
4 4 (9.30%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (6.98%) Skype
6 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.33%) SAN
7 1 (2.33%) VPN
7 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.30%) DTS
3 4 (9.30%) Essbase
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) OLAP
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (6.98%) Power BI
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) OLTP
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
1 4 (9.30%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) Law
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 7 (16.28%) IT Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) IT Support
4 6 (13.95%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Applications Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support
5 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Mac Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Administrator
6 4 (9.30%) Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
6 4 (9.30%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (9.30%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
2 9 (20.93%) HTML
3 6 (13.95%) Web Services
4 5 (11.63%) XML
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
5 4 (9.30%) CSS
5 4 (9.30%) Entity Framework
5 4 (9.30%) LINQ
5 4 (9.30%) XSL
6 1 (2.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (2.33%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (2.33%) SOAP
6 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.33%) CESG
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 16 (37.21%) Windows Server
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (32.56%) Windows 10
5 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (11.63%) Mac OS
8 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Migration
2 17 (39.53%) ITIL
3 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (16.28%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (11.63%) CRM
5 5 (11.63%) Data Migration
5 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.63%) TOGAF
5 5 (11.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.30%) MVC
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (9.30%) Web Development
7 3 (6.98%) Change Control
7 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
7 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.98%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) C#
1 14 (32.56%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) T-SQL
4 5 (11.63%) C++
4 5 (11.63%) Java
4 5 (11.63%) VBScript
5 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.98%) VB
6 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (53.49%) MCSE
3 12 (27.91%) MCP
4 10 (23.26%) MCSA
4 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
5 7 (16.28%) MCTS
6 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.63%) A+ Certification
7 5 (11.63%) ACSP
7 5 (11.63%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
8 4 (9.30%) CISSP
8 4 (9.30%) MCAD
8 4 (9.30%) MCPD
9 3 (6.98%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (6.98%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (4.65%) CCEA
10 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.63%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (11.63%) XenApp
4 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) SCCM
2 6 (13.95%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (11.63%) AirWatch
3 5 (11.63%) Jamf Pro
3 5 (11.63%) SCOM
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Citrix
4 5 (11.63%) Apple
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle
5 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) Hyperion
5 4 (9.30%) Sybase
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) NetApp
7 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.65%) Ivanti
7 2 (4.65%) Proofpoint
7 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Symantec
7 2 (4.65%) Twitter
8 1 (2.33%) Dell
8 1 (2.33%) Juniper
8 1 (2.33%) Meraki