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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 519 450
Rank change year-on-year -34 -69  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 62 126 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.07% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 87 123
Median daily rate £450 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.16% +105.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -54.16% +105.71%  

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 9047 11737 10662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.30% 21.77% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5405 7313 6195
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 438 557
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 June 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 June 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 +8 53 £500 +36.98% 35
London +23 33 £500 +25.00% 11
South East -4 9 £375 - 6
Scotland +11 7 £258 -12.71% 1
Renfrewshire +35 3 £254 -12.19%
Erskine +34 3 £254 -12.19%
West Midlands +23 3 £363 -14.70% 4
City of London -5 3 £425 - 2
Milton Keynes -11 3 £450 +26.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £450 +26.76% 1
West Sussex +14 2 - -
Edinburgh +14 2 £350 +42.85% 1
Berkshire +8 2 - -
Hertfordshire -2 2 £550 +50.68% 1
Wales -3 2 £110 -68.57%
East of England -8 2 £550 +43.79% 1
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
East Midlands - 2 £310 - 2
Yorkshire +26 1 - - 3
North West +14 1 - - 5
South West +13 1 - - 2
Manchester +11 1 - - 1
Birmingham +11 1 £400 - 3
Hampshire +2 1 £300 -25.92% 2
Kent +1 1 - - 1
Cardiff -1 1 £110 -68.57%
South Wales -1 1 £110 -68.57%
Portsmouth -3 1 £300 -28.35% 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 129 (82.17%) Windows
3 114 (72.61%) Microsoft
4 101 (64.33%) Active Directory
5 89 (56.69%) MCSE
6 74 (47.13%) Windows Server
7 64 (40.76%) ITIL
8 55 (35.03%) SQL Server
8 55 (35.03%) VMware
9 53 (33.76%) PowerShell
10 51 (32.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (29.30%) Office 365
12 46 (29.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (28.03%) MCTS
14 43 (27.39%) MCSA
14 43 (27.39%) MS Exchange
15 40 (25.48%) SQL
15 40 (25.48%) Hyper-V
16 37 (23.57%) Windows 7
17 35 (22.29%) MCP
18 34 (21.66%) Clustering
18 34 (21.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (20.38%) Finance
19 32 (20.38%) Citrix
20 31 (19.75%) Migration
21 30 (19.11%) Firewall
21 30 (19.11%) SCOM
22 29 (18.47%) SQL Server 2012
23 28 (17.83%) SCCM

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 (27.39%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (12.74%) SharePoint
4 18 (11.46%) Skype for Business
5 15 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (8.92%) IIS
7 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (3.82%) MS Project Server
9 5 (3.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.55%) Apache
11 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (29.30%) Office 365
2 34 (21.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.18%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.55%) IaaS
6 3 (1.91%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.27%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.11%) Firewall
2 28 (17.83%) SAN
3 23 (14.65%) DHCP
4 20 (12.74%) DNS
5 15 (9.55%) Skype
6 14 (8.92%) VoIP
7 13 (8.28%) NAS
8 12 (7.64%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (5.10%) WAN
10 6 (3.82%) LAN
11 5 (3.18%) VPN
12 4 (2.55%) Internet
13 3 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.91%) Kerberos
14 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.27%) MPLS
14 2 (1.27%) Network Security
14 2 (1.27%) SSL
14 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
14 2 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (35.03%) SQL Server
2 29 (18.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (12.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (5.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (5.10%) Big Data
7 8 (5.10%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.18%) Data Mart
9 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.55%) QlikView
11 2 (1.27%) OLAP
11 2 (1.27%) OLTP
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.55%) WiX
4 3 (1.91%) StarTeam
5 2 (1.27%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.64%) MSI
General
1 32 (20.38%) Finance
2 8 (5.10%) Banking
3 5 (3.18%) Retail
4 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (12.10%) Consultant
2 15 (9.55%) Architect
3 14 (8.92%) Analyst
4 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.64%) Technical Architect
6 11 (7.01%) Server Engineer
6 11 (7.01%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Administrator
7 10 (6.37%) Field Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Wintel Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) Developer
8 9 (5.73%) SQL Developer
8 9 (5.73%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.10%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (4.46%) DBA
10 7 (4.46%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.46%) SQL DBA
10 7 (4.46%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.55%) XML
2 10 (6.37%) .NET
3 7 (4.46%) WCF
4 5 (3.18%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.91%) HTML
6 2 (1.27%) Java SE
6 2 (1.27%) MDX
6 2 (1.27%) Middleware
6 2 (1.27%) WF
7 1 (0.64%) COM
7 1 (0.64%) WAP
7 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.66%) Clustering
2 10 (6.37%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.10%) Replication
4 7 (4.46%) PKI
5 6 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.82%) iPad
6 5 (3.18%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.91%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.91%) NHS
9 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.27%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.27%) Life Science
10 1 (0.64%) Handset
10 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 129 (82.17%) Windows
2 74 (47.13%) Windows Server
3 51 (32.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (29.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (23.57%) Windows 7
6 27 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (9.55%) Windows 10
8 14 (8.92%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.73%) Solaris
9 9 (5.73%) Windows Vista
10 8 (5.10%) Linux
10 8 (5.10%) Unix
11 6 (3.82%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.55%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.91%) AIX
13 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.64%) Android
15 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (40.76%) ITIL
2 31 (19.75%) Migration
3 17 (10.83%) ITIL V3
3 17 (10.83%) Service Management
4 15 (9.55%) DevOps
5 14 (8.92%) Change Management
5 14 (8.92%) Customer Engagement
6 11 (7.01%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.10%) High Availability
9 8 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.10%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (4.46%) Asset Management
10 7 (4.46%) ETL
10 7 (4.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.76%) PowerShell
2 40 (25.48%) SQL
3 12 (7.64%) VBScript
4 8 (5.10%) C#
5 7 (4.46%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.55%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.55%) Python
7 2 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.64%) C++
8 1 (0.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 157 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (56.69%) MCSE
3 44 (28.03%) MCTS
4 43 (27.39%) MCSA
5 35 (22.29%) MCP
6 26 (16.56%) Security Cleared
7 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
8 22 (14.01%) Degree
9 20 (12.74%) CCNA
9 20 (12.74%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (7.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (4.46%) CCNP
12 6 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (3.82%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.18%) CCSP
14 4 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (2.55%) MCDBA
14 4 (2.55%) MCDST
15 3 (1.91%) CCA
15 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) SLA
2 5 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.18%) QA
3 3 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 101 (64.33%) Active Directory
2 46 (29.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (25.48%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.19%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.46%) XenApp
6 6 (3.82%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.18%) UAG
8 3 (1.91%) KVM
8 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.91%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.91%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.27%) XenServer
10 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 30 (19.11%) SCOM
2 28 (17.83%) SCCM
3 12 (7.64%) WSUS
4 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (3.82%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.82%) XenMobile
6 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (3.18%) Nessus
6 5 (3.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.55%) Puppet
8 3 (1.91%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.91%) Netcool
9 2 (1.27%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.27%) SCSM
9 2 (1.27%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 114 (72.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (35.03%) VMware
3 32 (20.38%) Citrix
4 26 (16.56%) Cisco
5 18 (11.46%) HP
6 10 (6.37%) NetApp
7 9 (5.73%) RedGate
7 9 (5.73%) StorageTek
7 9 (5.73%) Sun
8 7 (4.46%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.82%) McAfee
10 5 (3.18%) LANDesk
11 4 (2.55%) Avaya
11 4 (2.55%) CA
11 4 (2.55%) Dell
11 4 (2.55%) Kaseya
11 4 (2.55%) Oracle
12 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.91%) SAP
12 3 (1.91%) Veritas
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