Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 682 752 740
Rank change year-on-year +70 -12 -41
Contract jobs citing MCITP 73 111 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.100% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.60% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 71 83
England median daily rate £313 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.38% +13.57% -
10th Percentile £170 £178 £184
90th Percentile £492 £488 £545
UK median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
England median hourly rate - £16.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.94% +26.92%
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £16.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year +173.78% -18.28% +14.29%

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 15,216 18,411 18,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.84% 19.11% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,446 10,969 11,077
England median daily rate £466 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £231
90th Percentile £644 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 864 812
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.37 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.94% +1.49% -1.96%
10th Percentile £14.46 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.68 £51.00 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £25.69
% change year-on-year +32.08% +3.15% -1.19%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 +78 24 £360 -10.00% 20
South East +50 24 £339 -15.31% 11
Yorkshire +49 14 £275 - 6
North of England +45 14 £275 +69.23% 10
Midlands +33 10 £288 -23.33% 5
East Midlands +27 10 £288 -8.00% 2
East of England - 1 £300 - 5
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (90.41%) Microsoft
3 61 (83.56%) Windows
4 37 (50.68%) Windows Server
5 34 (46.58%) VMware
6 33 (45.21%) Active Directory
7 30 (41.10%) ITIL
7 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (39.73%) MCSE
9 28 (38.36%) Citrix
9 28 (38.36%) Office 365
10 25 (34.25%) SCCM
11 22 (30.14%) Change Management
12 20 (27.40%) MCSA
12 20 (27.40%) Azure
13 19 (26.03%) Firewall
14 18 (24.66%) MS Exchange
15 17 (23.29%) Java
15 17 (23.29%) Cisco
15 17 (23.29%) SCOM
16 16 (21.92%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
17 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (20.55%) PowerShell
17 15 (20.55%) CCNA
17 15 (20.55%) SQL
17 15 (20.55%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (20.55%) Security Management
18 14 (19.18%) Management Information System
18 14 (19.18%) Law

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 18 (24.66%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.85%) IIS
6 4 (5.48%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (38.36%) Office 365
2 20 (27.40%) Azure
3 6 (8.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.85%) PaaS
4 5 (6.85%) SaaS
5 4 (5.48%) IaaS
6 3 (4.11%) AWS
7 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.37%) G Suite
7 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.37%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) Firewall
2 12 (16.44%) LAN
2 12 (16.44%) NaaS
3 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (13.70%) VPN
5 8 (10.96%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (8.22%) DNS
7 4 (5.48%) DHCP
7 4 (5.48%) Kerberos
7 4 (5.48%) Skype
7 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.48%) VSAN
7 4 (5.48%) WAN
8 3 (4.11%) SAN
8 3 (4.11%) VoIP
9 2 (2.74%) Wireless
10 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.37%) PBX
10 1 (1.37%) VLAN
10 1 (1.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.74%) DTS
5 2 (2.74%) Essbase
5 2 (2.74%) OLTP
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.37%) OLAP
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.37%) Power BI
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.37%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (19.18%) Law
2 13 (17.81%) Legal
3 7 (9.59%) Finance
4 4 (5.48%) German Language
5 3 (4.11%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Support Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Infrastructure Support
4 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 11 (15.07%) Desktop Support
5 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (9.59%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Administrator
8 5 (6.85%) DBA
8 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Desktop Specialist
9 4 (5.48%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.48%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) COM
4 1 (1.37%) SAML
4 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.33%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) PDA
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (83.56%) Windows
2 37 (50.68%) Windows Server
3 30 (41.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (19.18%) Windows 8
4 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (19.18%) Windows XP
5 10 (13.70%) Windows 7
5 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.33%) Linux
6 9 (12.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.48%) CentOS
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) ITIL
2 22 (30.14%) Change Management
3 15 (20.55%) Security Management
4 14 (19.18%) Information Security
4 14 (19.18%) Information Security Management
4 14 (19.18%) ISMS
4 14 (19.18%) ITIL V3
4 14 (19.18%) Problem Management
5 12 (16.44%) Customer-Centricity
5 12 (16.44%) E-Commerce
5 12 (16.44%) Service Management
6 11 (15.07%) Mentoring
7 10 (13.70%) Asset Management
7 10 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.33%) Migration
9 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (10.96%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) Java
2 15 (20.55%) PowerShell
2 15 (20.55%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) C#
3 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.48%) VBScript
5 3 (4.11%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) VB
6 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (39.73%) MCSE
3 20 (27.40%) MCSA
4 15 (20.55%) CCNA
4 15 (20.55%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
5 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
6 9 (12.33%) DV Cleared
6 9 (12.33%) MCTS
7 8 (10.96%) Degree
7 8 (10.96%) MCDBA
8 6 (8.22%) MCP
9 5 (6.85%) CCA
9 5 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.37%) ACSP
11 1 (1.37%) CISSP
11 1 (1.37%) MOS
11 1 (1.37%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) QA
System Software
1 33 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.96%) BitLocker
4 6 (8.22%) vSphere
5 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.85%) XenApp
6 4 (5.48%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.37%) Firmware
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (34.25%) SCCM
2 17 (23.29%) SCOM
3 13 (17.81%) WSUS
4 4 (5.48%) vRealize
5 3 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.74%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.37%) Avamar
7 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.37%) PingFederate
7 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 66 (90.41%) Microsoft
2 34 (46.58%) VMware
3 28 (38.36%) Citrix
4 17 (23.29%) Cisco
5 14 (19.18%) Adobe
5 14 (19.18%) Sony
6 12 (16.44%) Meraki
6 12 (16.44%) Splunk
7 11 (15.07%) F5
8 8 (10.96%) ServiceNow
9 5 (6.85%) NetApp
9 5 (6.85%) Oracle
10 3 (4.11%) Dell
10 3 (4.11%) HP
11 2 (2.74%) Apple
11 2 (2.74%) Hyperion
11 2 (2.74%) McAfee
11 2 (2.74%) Sybase
11 2 (2.74%) Symantec
12 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint