The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCITP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 209 190
Rank change year-on-year -20 -19  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 19 58 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 2.25% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 40
Median daily rate £325 £423 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.22% +27.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £286 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £404 £325
% change year-on-year -18.26% +24.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £15.93 £28.75
% change year-on-year +25.58% -44.60%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2249 2574 2684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.39% 27.37% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1587 1395
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 108 109
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.55 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MCITP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCITP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCITP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCITP in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCITP in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +13 11 £320 -21.71% 1
Kent - 4 £338 -
Buckinghamshire -1 2 - - 2
Surrey +1 1 £210 -53.33% 5
Oxfordshire -7 1 £210 -
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England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (90.70%) Windows
2 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
3 37 (86.05%) Active Directory
4 36 (83.72%) Windows Server
5 33 (76.74%) MCSA
6 30 (69.77%) VMware
7 22 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (48.84%) ITIL
9 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
9 20 (46.51%) MS Exchange
10 19 (44.19%) Cisco
10 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
10 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
11 18 (41.86%) VBScript
11 18 (41.86%) XML
12 17 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (37.21%) MCSE
13 16 (37.21%) SAN
13 16 (37.21%) Firewall
14 15 (34.88%) NetApp
14 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (32.56%) Skype for Business
15 14 (32.56%) Skype
15 14 (32.56%) VoIP
15 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
15 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
15 14 (32.56%) Finance
16 13 (30.23%) MCP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (46.51%) MS Exchange
2 17 (39.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (32.56%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.65%) IIS
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.65%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Firewall
1 16 (37.21%) SAN
2 14 (32.56%) Skype
2 14 (32.56%) VoIP
3 3 (6.98%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) Internet
4 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.33%) DNS
5 1 (2.33%) NAS
5 1 (2.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) Server Engineer
3 12 (27.91%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (25.58%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) DBA
6 4 (9.30%) SQL DBA
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Developer
7 3 (6.98%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) XML
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Replication
2 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) PKI
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 39 (90.70%) Windows
2 36 (83.72%) Windows Server
3 22 (51.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (44.19%) Windows 7
5 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.65%) Linux
8 1 (2.33%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.33%) Unix
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) High Availability
3 7 (16.28%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (16.28%) Validation
4 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.63%) Server Patching
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.65%) IT Audit
7 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.65%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.65%) Software Deployment
7 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) PowerShell
2 18 (41.86%) VBScript
3 7 (16.28%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (76.74%) MCSA
3 16 (37.21%) MCSE
4 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
5 13 (30.23%) MCP
6 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.95%) Degree
8 3 (6.98%) MCTS
9 1 (2.33%) AWS Certification
9 1 (2.33%) CCDP
9 1 (2.33%) CCNA
9 1 (2.33%) CCNP
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.33%) HND
9 1 (2.33%) MCPD
9 1 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 37 (86.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) UAG
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) Nessus
2 6 (13.95%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) Puppet
3 2 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.33%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Microsoft
2 30 (69.77%) VMware
3 19 (44.19%) Cisco
4 15 (34.88%) NetApp
5 11 (25.58%) LANDesk
5 11 (25.58%) SolarWinds
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle
6 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy