Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 698 654 673
Rank change year-on-year -44 +19 -173
Contract jobs citing MCITP 145 163 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.90% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 101 99
England median daily rate £350 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £196 £174 £205
90th Percentile £473 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 28
England median hourly rate £15.69 £13.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -39.53% +34.38%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.90 £11.93
90th Percentile £20.00 £15.09 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - -6.98% +36.33%

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 17,531 18,199 20,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.45% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,752 11,457 12,688
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £576
UK median daily rate £437 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 845 921
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £50.80
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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
South East +3 57 £350 +6.06% 9
London -64 50 £315 -21.25% 19
North of England +37 21 £280 +1.82% 12
Yorkshire -4 11 £300 -40.00% 4
North West +8 10 £200 +21.21% 7
South West +6 8 £338 +12.50% 4
Midlands -6 5 £260 -34.18% 12
West Midlands -5 3 £260 -25.07% 5
East of England -11 3 £205 -48.75% 4
East Midlands -7 2 - - 7
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (78.62%) Microsoft
3 112 (77.24%) Windows
4 102 (70.34%) Active Directory
5 94 (64.83%) MCSE
6 82 (56.55%) Windows Server
7 81 (55.86%) VMware
8 66 (45.52%) MCSA
9 62 (42.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (33.79%) ITIL
11 46 (31.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (31.03%) MCP
13 37 (25.52%) SQL
14 36 (24.83%) SolarWinds
15 35 (24.14%) Shavlik
15 35 (24.14%) Ivanti
16 34 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (23.45%) PowerShell
17 33 (22.76%) Office 365
18 32 (22.07%) SQL Server
19 30 (20.69%) Citrix
19 30 (20.69%) Finance
20 29 (20.00%) DNS
20 29 (20.00%) MS Exchange
21 28 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
22 27 (18.62%) Firewall
23 26 (17.93%) Nessus
24 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
25 23 (15.86%) Cisco
26 22 (15.17%) DHCP

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.59%) Skype for Business
4 9 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.45%) Apache
5 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.45%) IIS
6 2 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.69%) JBoss
7 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.76%) Office 365
2 28 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.38%) G Suite
5 2 (1.38%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.00%) DNS
2 27 (18.62%) Firewall
3 22 (15.17%) DHCP
4 18 (12.41%) SAN
5 16 (11.03%) LAN
6 14 (9.66%) WAN
7 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.21%) Skype
9 8 (5.52%) VoIP
10 7 (4.83%) VPN
11 6 (4.14%) Unified Communications
12 5 (3.45%) Internet
13 4 (2.76%) NAS
13 4 (2.76%) SSL
13 4 (2.76%) VLAN
14 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (2.07%) Wireless
15 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
15 2 (1.38%) iSCSI
16 1 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (12.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (6.21%) QlikView
5 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.07%) Big Data
8 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.38%) MySQL
9 2 (1.38%) Power BI
10 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.38%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.69%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (2.07%) Local Government
3 2 (1.38%) Back Office
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (23.45%) Windows Engineer
2 16 (11.03%) Analyst
3 13 (8.97%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (8.28%) DBA
4 12 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (6.90%) Developer
6 10 (6.90%) SQL Developer
7 9 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Consultant
7 9 (6.21%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.21%) Senior SQL Developer
7 9 (6.21%) SQL DBA
7 9 (6.21%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Administrator
8 8 (5.52%) Architect
8 8 (5.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) XML
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.69%) WCF
2 1 (0.69%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) WF
2 1 (0.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.14%) Clustering
4 5 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.45%) Replication
5 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.07%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.07%) iPhone
6 3 (2.07%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.07%) Wiki
7 2 (1.38%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) BYOD
8 1 (0.69%) CESG
8 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.69%) Fintech
8 1 (0.69%) iPad
8 1 (0.69%) Social Media
8 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 112 (77.24%) Windows
2 82 (56.55%) Windows Server
3 62 (42.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (31.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.59%) Linux
8 10 (6.90%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.76%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.76%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.07%) Unix
12 2 (1.38%) Android
12 2 (1.38%) Solaris
13 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.79%) ITIL
2 15 (10.34%) Migration
2 15 (10.34%) Service Management
3 14 (9.66%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (8.28%) Analytical Thinking
4 12 (8.28%) ITIL V3
5 11 (7.59%) ETL
5 11 (7.59%) TOGAF
6 9 (6.21%) Server Patching
7 8 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.52%) Change Management
7 8 (5.52%) Network Design
8 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.83%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.83%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.14%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.14%) High Availability
10 5 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (3.45%) DevOps
10 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.52%) SQL
2 34 (23.45%) PowerShell
3 17 (11.72%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.69%) C
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 145 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (64.83%) MCSE
3 66 (45.52%) MCSA
4 45 (31.03%) MCP
5 21 (14.48%) MCTS
6 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (11.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (10.34%) CCNA
9 12 (8.28%) Degree
10 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
10 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
11 7 (4.83%) A+ Certification
12 6 (4.14%) CCNP
13 5 (3.45%) CCA
13 5 (3.45%) CCSP
13 5 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.07%) MCDBA
14 3 (2.07%) MCDST
14 3 (2.07%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.34%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 102 (70.34%) Active Directory
2 34 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.59%) vSphere
5 9 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.83%) XenApp
7 4 (2.76%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.07%) vCloud
8 3 (2.07%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.07%) XenServer
9 2 (1.38%) KVM
10 1 (0.69%) Docker
10 1 (0.69%) Firmware
10 1 (0.69%) NFS
10 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (17.93%) Nessus
2 20 (13.79%) SCCM
3 15 (10.34%) SCOM
4 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (4.14%) WSUS
5 5 (3.45%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.07%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.69%) Ansible
9 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.69%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.69%) vMotion
9 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 114 (78.62%) Microsoft
2 81 (55.86%) VMware
3 36 (24.83%) SolarWinds
4 35 (24.14%) Ivanti
4 35 (24.14%) Shavlik
5 30 (20.69%) Citrix
6 23 (15.86%) Cisco
7 12 (8.28%) HP
8 9 (6.21%) Apple
8 9 (6.21%) RedGate
9 7 (4.83%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.83%) Veeam
10 6 (4.14%) Avaya
10 6 (4.14%) Dell
10 6 (4.14%) Oracle
11 5 (3.45%) IBM
12 4 (2.76%) CommVault
12 4 (2.76%) Sonus
13 3 (2.07%) McAfee
13 3 (2.07%) Symantec