Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 746 658 571
Rank change year-on-year -88 -87 -97
Contract jobs citing MCITP 129 226 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 1.01% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 142 190
UK median daily rate £373 £333 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.03% -1.48% -3.57%
10th Percentile £158 £173 £158
90th Percentile £550 £488 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 32
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £16.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% +113.61% +3.90%
10th Percentile £14.80 £11.37 £13.28
90th Percentile £57.85 £61.25 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -52.86% +102.90% +9.52%

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 18477 22333 22265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 21.03% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11279 13858 13328
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 846 1092
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.76
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -27 120 £375 +7.14% 27
UK excluding London -45 66 £348 +5.30% 15
London -5 62 £438 +9.38% 13
South East +6 26 £350 +0.86% 2
North of England +66 16 £280 -12.84% 6
North West +22 11 £280 +16.67% 5
Midlands +34 9 £350 +0.86% 2
Scotland -5 6 £350 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire +30 5 - - 1
East Midlands +4 5 £275 -1.79% 1
West Midlands +24 4 £375 +8.07% 1
South West +11 3 - - 2
Wales +4 3 £148 -67.22%
East of England -45 3 £300 -26.83% 2

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 127 (98.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (75.19%) Windows
3 77 (59.69%) Active Directory
4 74 (57.36%) Microsoft
5 63 (48.84%) MCSE
6 55 (42.64%) ITIL
7 50 (38.76%) VMware
8 46 (35.66%) Windows Server
9 45 (34.88%) SQL
10 42 (32.56%) SQL Server
11 39 (30.23%) Office 365
12 37 (28.68%) MS Exchange
13 36 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (27.91%) PowerShell
14 35 (27.13%) DNS
15 34 (26.36%) MCTS
16 32 (24.81%) DHCP
16 32 (24.81%) MCSA
17 31 (24.03%) SCOM
18 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
19 29 (22.48%) SQL Server 2012
20 28 (21.71%) SCCM
21 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 26 (20.16%) Finance
22 25 (19.38%) SAN
23 24 (18.60%) Citrix
23 24 (18.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 23 (17.83%) SQL Server 2008
24 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
24 23 (17.83%) Hyper-V

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 37 (28.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.98%) IIS
3 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.88%) Apache
5 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Foundation
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (30.23%) Office 365
2 30 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.65%) G Suite
6 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.13%) DNS
2 32 (24.81%) DHCP
3 25 (19.38%) SAN
4 22 (17.05%) Firewall
5 13 (10.08%) NAS
6 12 (9.30%) LAN
6 12 (9.30%) WAN
7 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
8 6 (4.65%) Wireless
9 4 (3.10%) VLAN
9 4 (3.10%) VoIP
9 4 (3.10%) VPN
10 3 (2.33%) Internet
10 3 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (22.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (17.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (15.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (10.85%) QlikView
7 14 (10.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (8.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (5.43%) Big Data
11 7 (5.43%) Hadoop
12 6 (4.65%) OLAP
12 6 (4.65%) OLTP
13 4 (3.10%) Data Mart
14 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
16 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
16 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.33%) WiX
General
1 26 (20.16%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Banking
3 10 (7.75%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.88%) Local Government
4 5 (3.88%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (14.73%) Developer
1 19 (14.73%) SQL Developer
2 15 (11.63%) Field Engineer
3 14 (10.85%) Analyst
4 13 (10.08%) Architect
5 11 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (8.53%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.98%) ETL Developer
6 9 (6.98%) SQL Server Developer
6 9 (6.98%) SSIS Developer
6 9 (6.98%) SSRS Developer
6 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) DBA
7 8 (6.20%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.20%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Senior SQL Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.08%) XML
2 7 (5.43%) .NET
3 6 (4.65%) MDX
4 3 (2.33%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.33%) WCF
5 2 (1.55%) HTML
6 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.78%) CSS
6 1 (0.78%) Java SE
6 1 (0.78%) jQuery
6 1 (0.78%) JSON
6 1 (0.78%) Middleware
6 1 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Clustering
2 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.88%) Replication
5 4 (3.10%) BYOD
6 3 (2.33%) iPad
6 3 (2.33%) iPhone
7 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.55%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.55%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.55%) Wiki
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) Life Science
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) PKI
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (75.19%) Windows
2 46 (35.66%) Windows Server
3 23 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (16.28%) Windows 7
6 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (11.63%) Windows 10
8 12 (9.30%) Linux
9 9 (6.98%) Solaris
9 9 (6.98%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.88%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.88%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.10%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.33%) Android
13 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.55%) Unix
14 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.64%) ITIL
2 22 (17.05%) Service Management
3 18 (13.95%) Customer Engagement
3 18 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (10.85%) Asset Management
5 14 (10.85%) ETL
6 13 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.75%) Migration
8 9 (6.98%) Data Modelling
8 9 (6.98%) DevOps
9 8 (6.20%) ITIL V3
9 8 (6.20%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.43%) Analytical Thinking
10 7 (5.43%) High Availability
11 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.65%) Fund Management
11 6 (4.65%) Kimball Methodology
11 6 (4.65%) TOGAF
12 5 (3.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) SQL
2 36 (27.91%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.65%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 5 (3.88%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.10%) C#
6 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (98.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (48.84%) MCSE
3 34 (26.36%) MCTS
4 32 (24.81%) MCSA
5 24 (18.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (13.95%) Degree
7 11 (8.53%) CCNA
7 11 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (7.75%) MCP
9 6 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
10 5 (3.88%) A+ Certification
10 5 (3.88%) CCA
10 5 (3.88%) CCSP
10 5 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (3.10%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.10%) MCDST
12 2 (1.55%) ACSA
12 2 (1.55%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.63%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) QA
3 2 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (59.69%) Active Directory
2 36 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.20%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.88%) vSphere
6 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.33%) Terminal Server
7 3 (2.33%) XenApp
8 2 (1.55%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.55%) KVM
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.78%) vCloud
9 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (24.03%) SCOM
2 28 (21.71%) SCCM
3 11 (8.53%) WSUS
4 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (5.43%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.55%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.78%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (57.36%) Microsoft
2 50 (38.76%) VMware
3 24 (18.60%) Citrix
4 22 (17.05%) HP
5 19 (14.73%) RedGate
6 16 (12.40%) Cisco
7 10 (7.75%) Apple
8 9 (6.98%) Dell
8 9 (6.98%) Google
8 9 (6.98%) StorageTek
8 9 (6.98%) Sun
9 8 (6.20%) Veeam
10 6 (4.65%) Tableau
11 5 (3.88%) EqualLogic
11 5 (3.88%) Kaseya
11 5 (3.88%) Sophos
12 4 (3.10%) Juniper
12 4 (3.10%) Meraki
12 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.33%) Ruckus Wireless