Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 708 489 723
Rank change year-on-year -219 +234 +50
Contract jobs citing MCITP 40 7 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.026% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.10% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 39
10th Percentile £211 £374 £168
25th Percentile £305 £400 £210
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £385 £415 £350
Median % change year-on-year -7.23% +18.57% -9.68%
75th Percentile £475 £422 £463
90th Percentile £541 £435 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £415 £350
% change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% -6.67%

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 12,618 6,696 15,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.73% 24.96% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,123 4,546 9,912
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
25th Percentile £413 £393 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £483 £470
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.71% +4.44%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 243 653
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.82% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.46 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.35 £62.27
UK median hourly rate £34.15 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.04% -20.98% +74.44%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -183 19 £444 +1.43% 14
South East -94 8 £388 -6.63% 7
East of England -42 3 £338 - 4
South West -46 3 £550 - 2
North of England -79 2 £150 - 17
North West -61 1 £150 - 14
Yorkshire - 1 £150 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £200 - 1
Midlands - 1 £200 - 3
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (90.00%) Windows
4 33 (82.50%) Active Directory
5 29 (72.50%) Azure
6 28 (70.00%) ITIL
7 27 (67.50%) Windows Server
8 26 (65.00%) Microsoft 365
9 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
9 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
10 18 (45.00%) MCSE
11 17 (42.50%) VMware
11 17 (42.50%) Windows 10
12 16 (40.00%) Firewall
13 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (35.00%) Cisco
15 12 (30.00%) Citrix
15 12 (30.00%) SCCM
15 12 (30.00%) MCTS
15 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (27.50%) SLA
16 11 (27.50%) MCSA
17 10 (25.00%) vSphere
18 9 (22.50%) AWS
18 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (22.50%) Skype
18 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 9 (22.50%) Change Management
18 9 (22.50%) ITIL Certification

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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.50%) IIS
3 3 (7.50%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Confluence
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (72.50%) Azure
2 26 (65.00%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (22.50%) AWS
4 7 (17.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (15.00%) Yammer
6 2 (5.00%) Google Workspace
7 1 (2.50%) IaaS
7 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (22.50%) Skype
3 8 (20.00%) DNS
4 7 (17.50%) DHCP
5 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (7.50%) SAN
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.00%) IPv4
8 2 (5.00%) LAN
8 2 (5.00%) NAS
8 2 (5.00%) Network Security
8 2 (5.00%) VLAN
8 2 (5.00%) WAN
9 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.50%) VoIP
9 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 4 (10.00%) Documentation Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Social Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Active Directory Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) SAML
2 1 (2.50%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) PKI
2 5 (12.50%) Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (5.00%) EMC VNX
5 2 (5.00%) Replication
6 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Windows Server
3 17 (42.50%) Windows 10
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (10.00%) Android
7 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (7.50%) Mac OS
8 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (5.00%) VMS
9 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.50%) Linux
10 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) Change Management
2 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (15.00%) High Availability
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (15.00%) ITSM
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) Email Filtering
6 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (7.50%) Patch Management
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
2 19 (47.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (45.00%) MCSE
4 12 (30.00%) MCTS
5 11 (27.50%) MCSA
6 9 (22.50%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (20.00%) Degree
7 8 (20.00%) MCP
8 7 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (7.50%) CCA
9 3 (7.50%) CCNA
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (7.50%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
11 1 (2.50%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) SLA
2 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 33 (82.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.00%) vSphere
4 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (10.00%) XenApp
6 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (5.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (5.00%) NFS
9 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.50%) vCloud
9 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) vRealize
3 6 (15.00%) AirWatch
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (12.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (12.50%) SCOM
5 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
5 4 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (5.00%) Kibana
6 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 38 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco
4 12 (30.00%) Citrix
5 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
6 6 (15.00%) MobileIron
7 5 (12.50%) EMC
7 5 (12.50%) HP
8 4 (10.00%) Apple
9 3 (7.50%) Ivanti
9 3 (7.50%) McAfee
9 3 (7.50%) Samsung
9 3 (7.50%) Symantec
10 2 (5.00%) Avaya
10 2 (5.00%) CommVault
10 2 (5.00%) Dell
10 2 (5.00%) Shavlik
10 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.50%) IBM
11 1 (2.50%) Red Hat