Period
to 21 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 735 668 627
Rank change year-on-year -67 -41 -138
Contract jobs citing MCITP 142 181 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.92% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 105 134
UK median daily rate £350 £347 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.86% -0.86% -
10th Percentile £185 £173 £201
90th Percentile £450 £508 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 36
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -18.60% +36.33%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.85 £12.75
90th Percentile £25.56 £61.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.85 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.97% -18.60% +36.33%

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 18,662 19,642 22,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.90% 20.45% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,463 12,318 13,327
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £248
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 819 871 1,041
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.46 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -1.79% +43.59%

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Top 14 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 January 2018. 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 -33 128 £350 - 65
UK excluding London -18 87 £350 +2.94% 49
London -47 51 £323 -19.38% 23
South East -20 38 £350 +2.56% 10
North of England +57 21 £280 +1.82% 8
Yorkshire +16 11 £300 -40.00% 2
North West +19 10 £240 +28.00% 5
Wales +11 8 £375 -21.05% 2
Midlands +5 7 £260 -25.07% 10
South West -3 5 - - 7
East of England -21 5 £300 -11.11% 7
West Midlands +11 4 £290 -16.43% 6
East Midlands +4 3 £225 -19.64% 4
Scotland -29 3 £125 -54.55% 5

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 140 (98.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (73.24%) Windows
3 103 (72.54%) Microsoft
4 89 (62.68%) Active Directory
5 76 (53.52%) MCSE
6 65 (45.77%) VMware
7 64 (45.07%) Windows Server
8 61 (42.96%) ITIL
9 47 (33.10%) MCSA
10 43 (30.28%) SQL
11 42 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (25.35%) Office 365
12 36 (25.35%) SQL Server
13 35 (24.65%) MS Exchange
14 34 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (23.24%) MCTS
16 32 (22.54%) DNS
17 29 (20.42%) Citrix
17 29 (20.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (19.01%) SCCM
19 26 (18.31%) Finance
19 26 (18.31%) PowerShell
19 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
20 25 (17.61%) DHCP
20 25 (17.61%) MCP
21 23 (16.20%) Windows 7
22 20 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
22 20 (14.08%) SCOM
22 20 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 35 (24.65%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.52%) IIS
4 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.82%) Apache
6 2 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.41%) Moodle
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (11.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (25.35%) Office 365
2 26 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.11%) G Suite
6 2 (1.41%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.70%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.54%) DNS
2 25 (17.61%) DHCP
3 18 (12.68%) Firewall
4 17 (11.97%) SAN
5 15 (10.56%) LAN
6 13 (9.15%) WAN
7 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.63%) VPN
9 7 (4.93%) VoIP
10 4 (2.82%) Internet
10 4 (2.82%) NAS
10 4 (2.82%) VLAN
10 4 (2.82%) Wireless
11 3 (2.11%) Skype
11 3 (2.11%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.41%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.41%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (0.70%) PBX
13 1 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 20 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (9.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (7.04%) QlikView
5 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.11%) Big Data
9 3 (2.11%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.11%) MySQL
10 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.70%) OLAP
11 1 (0.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.41%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 26 (18.31%) Finance
2 5 (3.52%) Local Government
3 3 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Back Office
4 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.70%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (14.08%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (12.68%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.27%) Analyst
3 16 (11.27%) DBA
4 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.15%) SQL DBA
4 13 (9.15%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.75%) Administrator
6 11 (7.75%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.75%) Developer
6 11 (7.75%) SQL Developer
7 10 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.04%) Senior SQL Developer
8 9 (6.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Field Engineer
8 9 (6.34%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) XML
2 2 (1.41%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) LDAP
3 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.70%) CSS
3 1 (0.70%) HTML
3 1 (0.70%) jQuery
3 1 (0.70%) MDX
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.70%) XSLT
3 1 (0.70%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.93%) Replication
3 5 (3.52%) Clustering
4 4 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.11%) iPhone
5 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.11%) Wiki
6 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.41%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.70%) BYOD
7 1 (0.70%) CESG
7 1 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.70%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) NHS
7 1 (0.70%) PKI
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (73.24%) Windows
2 64 (45.07%) Windows Server
3 42 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (20.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (16.20%) Windows 7
7 13 (9.15%) Windows 10
8 11 (7.75%) Linux
9 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.82%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.41%) Android
11 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.41%) Solaris
11 2 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.96%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (13.38%) Service Management
3 12 (8.45%) Analytical Thinking
3 12 (8.45%) ETL
4 11 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.75%) Migration
5 10 (7.04%) Customer Engagement
5 10 (7.04%) High Availability
6 8 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.63%) ITIL V3
6 8 (5.63%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.93%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.93%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.23%) Data Modelling
8 6 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.52%) DevOps
9 5 (3.52%) Project Management
10 4 (2.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (30.28%) SQL
2 26 (18.31%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.52%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.41%) VBScript
5 1 (0.70%) C
5 1 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 140 (98.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (53.52%) MCSE
3 47 (33.10%) MCSA
4 33 (23.24%) MCTS
5 25 (17.61%) MCP
6 19 (13.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (12.68%) Degree
8 16 (11.27%) CCNA
8 16 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
10 9 (6.34%) A+ Certification
10 9 (6.34%) SC Cleared
11 6 (4.23%) CCA
11 6 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (3.52%) CCSP
13 4 (2.82%) CCNP
14 3 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.11%) VCP5
15 2 (1.41%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.97%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 89 (62.68%) Active Directory
2 34 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.04%) vSphere
5 9 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.11%) vCloud
7 3 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.11%) XenApp
7 3 (2.11%) XenServer
8 2 (1.41%) KVM
8 2 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.70%) Docker
9 1 (0.70%) Firmware
9 1 (0.70%) NFS
9 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (19.01%) SCCM
2 20 (14.08%) SCOM
3 14 (9.86%) Nessus
4 6 (4.23%) WSUS
5 5 (3.52%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.11%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.70%) Ansible
9 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 103 (72.54%) Microsoft
2 65 (45.77%) VMware
3 29 (20.42%) Citrix
4 19 (13.38%) SolarWinds
5 18 (12.68%) Cisco
5 18 (12.68%) Ivanti
6 12 (8.45%) Apple
6 12 (8.45%) HP
7 11 (7.75%) RedGate
8 6 (4.23%) Dell
8 6 (4.23%) Oracle
8 6 (4.23%) Veeam
9 5 (3.52%) Google
9 5 (3.52%) Symantec
10 4 (2.82%) CommVault
11 3 (2.11%) Brocade
11 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.11%) Juniper
12 2 (1.41%) Avaya
12 2 (1.41%) StorageTek