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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 237 215
Rank change year-on-year -4 -22  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 9 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.38% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 1.34% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 25 31
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -54.16% +105.71%  

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 1879 2536 2348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.19% 28.11% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1479 1307
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 96 121
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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

MCITP
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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £450 +26.76% 1
West Sussex +14 2 - -
Berkshire +8 2 - -
Hampshire +2 1 £300 -25.92% 1
Kent +1 1 - - 1
MCITP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
3 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
4 26 (81.25%) Windows Server
5 23 (71.88%) VMware
6 21 (65.63%) MCSA
7 20 (62.50%) MS Exchange
8 17 (53.13%) MCSE
8 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (50.00%) ITIL
10 15 (46.88%) SQL Server
10 15 (46.88%) Firewall
11 13 (40.63%) SAN
11 13 (40.63%) Cisco
12 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
12 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (31.25%) Office 365
13 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
13 10 (31.25%) MCP
13 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (28.13%) NetApp
14 9 (28.13%) Finance
14 9 (28.13%) VBScript
14 9 (28.13%) XML
14 9 (28.13%) VoIP
15 8 (25.00%) Skype for Business

MCITP
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 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (15.63%) IIS
5 3 (9.38%) Apache
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Office 365
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) SAN
3 9 (28.13%) VoIP
4 8 (25.00%) Skype
5 7 (21.88%) DHCP
6 5 (15.63%) DNS
7 4 (12.50%) NAS
8 2 (6.25%) Internet
8 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.13%) LAN
9 1 (3.13%) Network Security
9 1 (3.13%) VPN
9 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Cloud Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows Server
3 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 3 (9.38%) Solaris
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Vista
8 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.13%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) DevOps
2 5 (15.63%) Server Patching
3 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (12.50%) Validation
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) IT Audit
5 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (3.13%) BCP
6 1 (3.13%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 9 (28.13%) VBScript
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (65.63%) MCSA
3 17 (53.13%) MCSE
4 10 (31.25%) MCP
5 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (9.38%) MCTS
7 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (6.25%) CCNA
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (3.13%) CCDP
9 1 (3.13%) CCNP
9 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
9 1 (3.13%) MCPD
System Software
1 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.25%) UAG
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 5 (15.63%) Nessus
3 4 (12.50%) SCOM
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Puppet
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (6.25%) WSUS
6 1 (3.13%) PowerCLI
6 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) VMware
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
4 9 (28.13%) NetApp
5 5 (15.63%) LANDesk
5 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) StorageTek
7 3 (9.38%) Sun
8 2 (6.25%) Kaseya
8 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.13%) Meraki
9 1 (3.13%) Veeam