Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 775 754 680
Rank change year-on-year -21 -74 -19
Contract jobs citing MCITP 72 136 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.72% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 76 101
UK median daily rate £424 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £203 £173 £205
90th Percentile £575 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
UK median hourly rate - £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% -52.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year - +9.59% -47.86%

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 17,156 18,978 18,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 18.93% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,354 11,349 11,402
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £266 £238 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 859 937
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.56 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.51% -18.13% -3.23%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -19.35% -11.43%

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 24 June 2019.

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 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 24 June 2019. 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 0 69 £425 +21.43% 11
UK excluding London -17 43 £375 +7.14% 5
London +29 27 £475 +51.03% 6
South East +8 20 £450 +28.57% 1
North of England +16 12 £368 +13.08% 2
Midlands +23 7 £325 +25.00% 2
North East - 6 - -
East Midlands +21 5 £325 - 2
North West +7 5 £368 +13.08% 1
West Midlands +8 2 £275 +5.77%
South West -23 2 - -
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
Scotland +13 1 - -
East of England 0 1 £525 +156.10%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (73.61%) Microsoft
3 46 (63.89%) Windows
4 42 (58.33%) MCSE
4 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 36 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 32 (44.44%) ITIL
6 32 (44.44%) VMware
7 29 (40.28%) Office 365
8 26 (36.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (33.33%) SQL
10 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
10 23 (31.94%) Cisco
10 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (31.94%) SCCM
11 22 (30.56%) CCNA
11 22 (30.56%) MCSA
12 19 (26.39%) Firewall
12 19 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (26.39%) Hyper-V
13 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (20.83%) MS Exchange
14 14 (19.44%) SCOM
15 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
15 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (15.28%) MCTS

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 15 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.50%) IIS
4 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.56%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.78%) Apache
7 2 (2.78%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (40.28%) Office 365
2 26 (36.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (6.94%) PaaS
5 5 (6.94%) SaaS
6 4 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (5.56%) Google Analytics
7 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.39%) Firewall
2 9 (12.50%) SAN
3 7 (9.72%) DNS
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (6.94%) Wireless
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (5.56%) DHCP
5 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.56%) VoIP
5 4 (5.56%) VPN
6 3 (4.17%) Internet
6 3 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.17%) LAN
6 3 (4.17%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
7 2 (2.78%) 4G
7 2 (2.78%) IPX
7 2 (2.78%) IPX/SPX
7 2 (2.78%) NAS
7 2 (2.78%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (5.56%) Big Data
8 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Automotive
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.56%) Law
5 3 (4.17%) Back Office
5 3 (4.17%) Front Office
6 2 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (1.39%) Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) DBA
2 13 (18.06%) SQL DBA
3 11 (15.28%) Architect
3 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Administrator
5 7 (9.72%) Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) SQL Server DBA
5 7 (9.72%) Technical Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Active Directory Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Senior DBA
8 4 (5.56%) Senior SQL DBA
9 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Replication
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.94%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.78%) CESG
5 2 (2.78%) Wiki
6 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
6 1 (1.39%) iPhone
6 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.89%) Windows
2 36 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.56%) Linux
8 4 (5.56%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.17%) Unix
9 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.78%) Solaris
11 1 (1.39%) Android
11 1 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (11.11%) Change Management
4 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (9.72%) DevOps
6 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.33%) Migration
6 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (6.94%) Application Packaging
7 5 (6.94%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (6.94%) Security Management
7 5 (6.94%) Service Management
8 4 (5.56%) Analytics
8 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.94%) Java
5 3 (4.17%) VBScript
6 2 (2.78%) C
6 2 (2.78%) C#
6 2 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (58.33%) MCSE
3 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (30.56%) CCNA
4 22 (30.56%) MCSA
5 11 (15.28%) MCTS
6 10 (13.89%) MCP
6 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
6 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
6 10 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (12.50%) CCNP
8 8 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (9.72%) CISSP
10 5 (6.94%) Degree
11 4 (5.56%) CCIE
11 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
11 4 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (5.56%) VCP6
12 3 (4.17%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) QA
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) NCSC
3 2 (2.78%) NIST
4 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.39%) Hyper-V
2 19 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (1.39%) NFS
4 1 (1.39%) vCloud
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (31.94%) SCCM
2 14 (19.44%) SCOM
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.56%) PaperCut
4 4 (5.56%) PingFederate
4 4 (5.56%) SCVMM
4 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (4.17%) WSUS
6 2 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.39%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.39%) vMotion
7 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (73.61%) Microsoft
2 32 (44.44%) VMware
3 23 (31.94%) Cisco
4 8 (11.11%) Citrix
5 7 (9.72%) HP
6 6 (8.33%) CommVault
7 4 (5.56%) Aruba
7 4 (5.56%) Dell
7 4 (5.56%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (5.56%) Google
7 4 (5.56%) Juniper
7 4 (5.56%) Polycom
7 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.56%) SonicWALL
7 4 (5.56%) Sony
7 4 (5.56%) WatchGuard
8 3 (4.17%) Adobe
9 2 (2.78%) McAfee
9 2 (2.78%) Sun
9 2 (2.78%) TOWER Software