Period
to 21 September 2021

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 6 months to 21 September 2021 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 751 494 739
Rank change year-on-year -257 +245 +66
Contract jobs citing MCITP 35 9 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.031% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.12% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 49
10th Percentile £214 £278 £199
25th Percentile £300 £371 £294
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £415 £365
Median % change year-on-year -3.61% +13.70% -3.95%
75th Percentile £500 £437 £488
90th Percentile £560 £559 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £325
% change year-on-year +8.43% +27.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.00

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,876 7,533 17,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 25.60% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,651 5,055 10,851
10th Percentile £313 £294 £263
25th Percentile £410 £390 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £600 £573 £568
90th Percentile £679 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.50% +2.33% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 278 766
10th Percentile £12.30 £15.93 £13.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £33.00 £31.61 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% -20.98% +74.44%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.61 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £64.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.44 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -25.00% +73.91%

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCITP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCITP.

Daily rate trend for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCITP over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCITP.

Hourly rate trend for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Top 12 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 6 months to 21 September 2021. 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
England -230 31 £370 -10.84% 42
UK excluding London -133 21 £450 +8.43% 27
London -178 11 £425 +33.33% 17
South East -90 8 £388 -6.63% 6
East of England -43 4 £338 - 5
Scotland - 4 £481 - 2
South West -37 3 £550 - 2
Work from Home - 3 £438 - 6
North West -56 1 £150 - 7
North of England -83 1 £150 - 8
East Midlands - 1 £200 - 2
Midlands - 1 £200 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 with a requirement for MCITP.

1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
3 32 (91.43%) Windows
4 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
5 23 (65.71%) Windows Server
6 22 (62.86%) MCSE
7 21 (60.00%) VMware
8 20 (57.14%) ITIL
8 20 (57.14%) Azure
9 19 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (54.29%) Microsoft 365
10 16 (45.71%) SCCM
11 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
12 14 (40.00%) MCSA
13 13 (37.14%) DNS
13 13 (37.14%) Citrix
14 12 (34.29%) DHCP
14 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
14 12 (34.29%) MCTS
14 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
15 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (31.43%) Cisco
16 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
16 10 (28.57%) vSphere
17 9 (25.71%) AWS
17 9 (25.71%) Skype
17 9 (25.71%) HP
17 9 (25.71%) Degree
17 9 (25.71%) Firewall
18 8 (22.86%) SharePoint

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 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
1 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.57%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (57.14%) Azure
2 19 (54.29%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (25.71%) AWS
4 6 (17.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (17.14%) Yammer
5 2 (5.71%) Google Workspace
6 1 (2.86%) IaaS
6 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) DNS
2 12 (34.29%) DHCP
3 9 (25.71%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) Skype
4 6 (17.14%) SAN
5 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 4 (11.43%) iSCSI
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.71%) IPv4
7 2 (5.71%) LAN
7 2 (5.71%) NAS
7 2 (5.71%) Network Security
7 2 (5.71%) VLAN
7 2 (5.71%) WAN
8 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.86%) VoIP
8 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 4 (11.43%) Documentation Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Social Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Finance
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Build Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Server Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Architect
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) SAML
1 1 (2.86%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 6 (17.14%) Replication
3 5 (14.29%) Clustering
4 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (5.71%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server
3 12 (34.29%) Windows 10
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (11.43%) Android
6 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.57%) Mac OS
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.86%) Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.86%) VMS
9 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (17.14%) High Availability
3 6 (17.14%) ITIL V3
3 6 (17.14%) ITSM
4 5 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Server Building
5 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
6 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.57%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (62.86%) MCSE
3 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 14 (40.00%) MCSA
5 12 (34.29%) MCTS
5 12 (34.29%) SC Cleared
6 9 (25.71%) Degree
7 8 (22.86%) MCP
8 7 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (8.57%) CCA
9 3 (8.57%) CCNA
9 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
10 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (2.86%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (28.57%) vSphere
4 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
5 5 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (11.43%) XenApp
6 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
7 3 (8.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (5.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (5.71%) NFS
9 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.86%) vCloud
9 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (45.71%) SCCM
2 7 (20.00%) vRealize
3 6 (17.14%) AirWatch
4 5 (14.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (14.29%) SCOM
5 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
5 4 (11.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.86%) Kibana
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.86%) vMotion
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (60.00%) VMware
3 13 (37.14%) Citrix
4 11 (31.43%) Cisco
5 9 (25.71%) HP
6 6 (17.14%) Dell
6 6 (17.14%) MobileIron
7 5 (14.29%) EMC
8 4 (11.43%) Altiris
8 4 (11.43%) Apple
8 4 (11.43%) Lumension
8 4 (11.43%) NetApp
9 3 (8.57%) Ivanti
9 3 (8.57%) McAfee
9 3 (8.57%) Samsung
9 3 (8.57%) Symantec
10 2 (5.71%) Avaya
10 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.71%) CommVault
10 2 (5.71%) Shavlik