The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MCITP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 May 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)
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 504 435
Rank change year-on-year -29 -69  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 63 142 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.23% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 92 141
Median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -10.47% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% -17.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.61% -27.61%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8757 11540 10977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.57% 21.56% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5325 7182 6256
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 411 562
Median hourly rate £31.85 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
England -2 55 £325 -19.25% 38
London +27 32 £325 -13.33% 9
Scotland +14 7 £325 +10.16% 1
East of England +9 6 £450 +2.85% 4
South East -21 6 £275 -31.67% 6
City of London -10 5 £425 - 1
Renfrewshire +24 4 £258 -5.59%
Essex - 4 £425 - 1
Colchester - 4 £425 -
Erskine +26 3 £254 -6.96%
North West +23 3 £275 -9.83% 4
West Midlands +22 3 £331 -24.28% 5
Manchester +17 3 £275 +13.40% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £338 - 1
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Stockley Park - 3 - -
West Sussex +27 2 - -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £550 +25.71% 2
Herefordshire -4 2 £331 -39.77%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - - 2
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
Midlands - 2 £275 -
West Yorkshire +20 1 - -
Yorkshire +19 1 - - 3
Hampshire +11 1 £275 -32.09%
Wales +2 1 - -
Leicester -3 1 £120 -
Milton Keynes -3 1 - - 1
Leicestershire -5 1 £120 -
East Midlands -9 1 £120 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for MCITP.

1 153 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (83.66%) Windows
3 119 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 103 (67.32%) Active Directory
5 87 (56.86%) MCSE
6 81 (52.94%) Windows Server
7 63 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (37.91%) ITIL
9 55 (35.95%) VMware
10 54 (35.29%) PowerShell
11 52 (33.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (33.33%) MCSA
13 48 (31.37%) SQL Server
14 46 (30.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 45 (29.41%) Office 365
16 44 (28.76%) Windows 7
17 43 (28.10%) MS Exchange
18 40 (26.14%) MCP
19 39 (25.49%) Hyper-V
20 34 (22.22%) Cisco
20 34 (22.22%) Migration
21 33 (21.57%) MCTS
22 32 (20.92%) Security Cleared
22 32 (20.92%) Clustering
22 32 (20.92%) Exchange Server 2010
23 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
23 31 (20.26%) Firewall
24 30 (19.61%) SAN
24 30 (19.61%) Citrix
24 30 (19.61%) SQL

MCITP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 43 (28.10%) MS Exchange
2 32 (20.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (18.30%) Skype for Business
4 23 (15.03%) SharePoint
5 18 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (6.54%) IIS
7 6 (3.92%) MS Project Server
8 5 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.65%) Apache
10 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (29.41%) Office 365
2 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (9.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (4.58%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.61%) IaaS
6 3 (1.96%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.31%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.26%) Firewall
2 30 (19.61%) SAN
3 22 (14.38%) Skype
4 19 (12.42%) VoIP
5 18 (11.76%) DHCP
6 15 (9.80%) DNS
7 13 (8.50%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (5.88%) WAN
9 7 (4.58%) NAS
10 6 (3.92%) VPN
11 5 (3.27%) LAN
11 5 (3.27%) VLAN
12 4 (2.61%) Internet
12 4 (2.61%) MPLS
12 4 (2.61%) SSL
13 3 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.96%) Kerberos
14 2 (1.31%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.31%) Network Security
14 2 (1.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (10.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.27%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.96%) Big Data
9 3 (1.96%) Data Mart
9 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.96%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.61%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.96%) WiX
4 2 (1.31%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.31%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 27 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Retail
3 4 (2.61%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (13.73%) Consultant
2 16 (10.46%) Wintel Engineer
3 15 (9.80%) Analyst
4 14 (9.15%) Server Engineer
5 13 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Administrator
7 10 (6.54%) Architect
8 8 (5.23%) Active Directory Consultant
8 8 (5.23%) DBA
8 8 (5.23%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.23%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.23%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.23%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.92%) Office 365 Consultant
10 6 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.92%) Windows Consultant
10 6 (3.92%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.46%) XML
2 8 (5.23%) .NET
3 6 (3.92%) WCF
4 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.27%) HTML
5 2 (1.31%) Java SE
5 2 (1.31%) Middleware
5 2 (1.31%) WF
6 1 (0.65%) COM
6 1 (0.65%) WAP
6 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.92%) Clustering
2 10 (6.54%) Replication
3 9 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.58%) PKI
6 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.92%) iPad
7 5 (3.27%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.96%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.96%) NHS
10 2 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.31%) HP Storage
10 2 (1.31%) Life Science
11 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.65%) Handset
11 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 128 (83.66%) Windows
2 81 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 63 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (33.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (28.76%) Windows 7
6 28 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (10.46%) Windows 8
8 15 (9.80%) Windows 10
9 10 (6.54%) Unix
10 7 (4.58%) Linux
10 7 (4.58%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.61%) AIX
11 4 (2.61%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.96%) Solaris
12 3 (1.96%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.65%) Android
14 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.91%) ITIL
2 34 (22.22%) Migration
3 16 (10.46%) Change Management
4 13 (8.50%) Configuration Management
4 13 (8.50%) High Availability
4 13 (8.50%) ITIL V3
5 10 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.88%) DevOps
6 9 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 9 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.23%) Server Building
8 7 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.58%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (4.58%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (4.58%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (4.58%) Service Management
9 6 (3.92%) Identity Management
9 6 (3.92%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.92%) Validation
9 6 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 30 (19.61%) SQL
3 19 (12.42%) VBScript
4 6 (3.92%) C#
4 6 (3.92%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.61%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.61%) Python
6 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 153 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (56.86%) MCSE
3 51 (33.33%) MCSA
4 40 (26.14%) MCP
5 33 (21.57%) MCTS
6 32 (20.92%) Security Cleared
7 29 (18.95%) SC Cleared
8 18 (11.76%) CCNA
8 18 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (9.80%) Degree
10 9 (5.88%) CCNP
11 7 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.61%) CCIE
12 4 (2.61%) ISTQB
12 4 (2.61%) MCDBA
12 4 (2.61%) MCDST
13 3 (1.96%) CCDP
13 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.31%) CCSP
14 2 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) SLA
2 5 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.96%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 103 (67.32%) Active Directory
2 46 (30.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (25.49%) Hyper-V
4 23 (15.03%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.23%) Terminal Services
6 7 (4.58%) XenApp
7 5 (3.27%) UAG
8 3 (1.96%) KVM
9 2 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.31%) vSphere
9 2 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (12.42%) SCCM
2 17 (11.11%) SCOM
3 8 (5.23%) WSUS
4 6 (3.92%) AirWatch
4 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (3.92%) XenMobile
5 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.27%) Nessus
6 4 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.61%) Netcool
6 4 (2.61%) Puppet
7 3 (1.96%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.31%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.31%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.31%) SCSM
8 2 (1.31%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 119 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 55 (35.95%) VMware
3 34 (22.22%) Cisco
4 30 (19.61%) Citrix
5 17 (11.11%) NetApp
6 12 (7.84%) HP
7 7 (4.58%) SolarWinds
8 6 (3.92%) McAfee
9 5 (3.27%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.61%) Avaya
10 4 (2.61%) CA
10 4 (2.61%) Dell
10 4 (2.61%) Kaseya
10 4 (2.61%) Oracle
10 4 (2.61%) Veritas
11 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.96%) RedGate
11 3 (1.96%) StorageTek
11 3 (1.96%) Sun
12 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Rate: £22,000 - £25,000 DOE + Benefits Package Pro-Rata
Posted: 11 days ago