Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 742 721 722
Rank change year-on-year -21 +1 -80
Contract jobs citing MCITP 113 131 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.74% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 97
England median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £198 £175 £171
90th Percentile £488 £548 £493
UK median daily rate £375 £355 £345
% change year-on-year +5.63% +2.90% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
England median hourly rate £16.35 £16.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.55% +23.81% -25.71%
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.44 £10.63
90th Percentile £19.35 £102.50 £26.53
UK median hourly rate £16.35 £19.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -16.18% - +5.41%

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 17,901 17,795 19,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.82% 18.92% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,621 10,935 12,439
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £250
90th Percentile £625 £604 £595
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 821 763
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.77
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% -0.94% +6.00%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -16 46 £400 - 12
Midlands +18 27 £375 - 11
South East -20 25 £400 +11.11% 7
West Midlands -2 18 £375 -3.23% 10
North of England -33 14 £163 -41.96% 11
East Midlands +13 9 £313 +13.64% 1
North West -14 8 £163 -37.20% 6
Yorkshire -18 6 - - 5
East of England 0 1 - - 7
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (85.84%) Windows
3 84 (74.34%) Microsoft
4 71 (62.83%) Active Directory
5 69 (61.06%) MCSE
6 55 (48.67%) VMware
7 54 (47.79%) Windows Server
8 48 (42.48%) ITIL
9 46 (40.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 45 (39.82%) Microsoft Azure
11 44 (38.94%) Office 365
12 37 (32.74%) Security Cleared
13 35 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (24.78%) SC Cleared
14 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
15 26 (23.01%) MCTS
15 26 (23.01%) MS Exchange
16 25 (22.12%) Migration
17 23 (20.35%) Cisco
18 22 (19.47%) DNS
19 21 (18.58%) MCP
19 21 (18.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 20 (17.70%) SQL
21 19 (16.81%) Citrix
21 19 (16.81%) Service Management
21 19 (16.81%) Hyper-V
21 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Intune
22 18 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
22 18 (15.93%) Azure Active Directory
22 18 (15.93%) Linux

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 26 (23.01%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (14.16%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.85%) Skype for Business
5 7 (6.19%) IIS
6 5 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.65%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 45 (39.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (38.94%) Office 365
3 18 (15.93%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (15.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.08%) IaaS
5 7 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (6.19%) PaaS
6 4 (3.54%) Serverless
7 3 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.65%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.77%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.47%) DNS
2 17 (15.04%) DHCP
3 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
4 15 (13.27%) Firewall
5 7 (6.19%) SAN
5 7 (6.19%) VoIP
6 6 (5.31%) LAN
6 6 (5.31%) Wireless
7 4 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.54%) WAN
8 3 (2.65%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.65%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.65%) Skype
8 3 (2.65%) VLAN
8 3 (2.65%) VPN
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.77%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.54%) QlikView
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA
2 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
1 8 (7.08%) Military
2 7 (6.19%) Back Office
3 4 (3.54%) Marketing
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Automotive
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Support Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) Desktop Support
3 14 (12.39%) Architect
3 14 (12.39%) Consultant
3 14 (12.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Analyst
4 12 (10.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (9.73%) Windows Consultant
6 10 (8.85%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.19%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.31%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Applications Specialist
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) WSH
2 3 (2.65%) .NET
2 3 (2.65%) .NET Core
2 3 (2.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.65%) RxJS
3 1 (0.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.54%) Clustering
3 4 (3.54%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.54%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) iPhone
4 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) Blog
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (85.84%) Windows
2 54 (47.79%) Windows Server
3 35 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (15.93%) Linux
6 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (12.39%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.96%) Windows 7
9 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (6.19%) Unix
10 6 (5.31%) Android
11 4 (3.54%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.54%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.48%) ITIL
2 25 (22.12%) Migration
3 19 (16.81%) Service Management
4 17 (15.04%) Customer Requirements
4 17 (15.04%) Project Management
5 16 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (13.27%) Server Management
7 14 (12.39%) Service Delivery
8 12 (10.62%) PRINCE2
9 11 (9.73%) ITIL V3
9 11 (9.73%) ITSM
10 10 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (7.08%) Change Management
11 8 (7.08%) Server Virtualisation
12 7 (6.19%) Asset Management
12 7 (6.19%) Identity Management
12 7 (6.19%) Project Planning
12 7 (6.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) SQL
2 16 (14.16%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.42%) VBScript
4 4 (3.54%) C#
4 4 (3.54%) Python
5 3 (2.65%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.88%) Java
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (61.06%) MCSE
3 37 (32.74%) Security Cleared
4 28 (24.78%) SC Cleared
5 26 (23.01%) MCTS
6 21 (18.58%) MCP
6 21 (18.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (11.50%) CCNA
7 13 (11.50%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (10.62%) MCSA
9 10 (8.85%) CISSP
10 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared
11 8 (7.08%) CCNP
11 8 (7.08%) Degree
12 7 (6.19%) MCDBA
12 7 (6.19%) RHCE
13 6 (5.31%) APMP
13 6 (5.31%) CISMP
13 6 (5.31%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) JSP 440
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
2 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.77%) PMO
4 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (62.83%) Active Directory
2 46 (40.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (16.81%) Hyper-V
4 14 (12.39%) vSphere
5 10 (8.85%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.85%) XenApp
6 7 (6.19%) vCloud
7 4 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.54%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (11.50%) AirWatch
3 12 (10.62%) SCCM
3 12 (10.62%) XenMobile
4 7 (6.19%) NetBackup
5 6 (5.31%) SCOM
6 4 (3.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (3.54%) WSUS
7 2 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.77%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.77%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.77%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.77%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 84 (74.34%) Microsoft
2 55 (48.67%) VMware
3 23 (20.35%) Cisco
4 19 (16.81%) Citrix
5 9 (7.96%) Google
5 9 (7.96%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.31%) Apple
6 6 (5.31%) HP
6 6 (5.31%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.42%) Avaya
7 5 (4.42%) F5
7 5 (4.42%) NetApp
8 4 (3.54%) Dell
8 4 (3.54%) Ivanti
8 4 (3.54%) McAfee
8 4 (3.54%) Meraki
8 4 (3.54%) SAP
9 3 (2.65%) CommVault
9 3 (2.65%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.65%) RedGate