Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 712 674 531
Rank change year-on-year -38 -143 -72
Contract jobs citing MCITP 139 240 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 1.05% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 156 238
UK median daily rate £350 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +10.00% -6.47%
10th Percentile £130 £218 £158
90th Percentile £550 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 29
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +0.98% -9.89%
10th Percentile £14.60 £10.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £88.83 £36.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £15.77
% change year-on-year +3.61% +0.98% +0.13%

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 18446 22921 21920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.29% 21.13% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11168 14310 12878
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £595 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 813 1081
UK median hourly rate £29.63 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.73% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.21 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.71% +16.09% +20.60%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -7 124 £375 - 27
London +41 74 £400 - 9
UK excluding London -51 63 £325 -7.14% 19
South East -31 21 £350 -6.67% 6
Scotland +3 12 £325 +14.84% 1
Midlands +37 11 £275 -37.14% 3
East of England -29 8 £425 +2.41% 1
North of England +36 7 £256 -22.35% 5
North West +31 6 £256 -9.29% 4
East Midlands -7 5 £250 -
West Midlands +38 4 £338 -22.86% 3
Wales +9 3 £148 -57.86%
Yorkshire +24 1 - - 1
South West -6 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 138 (99.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (82.01%) Windows
3 88 (63.31%) Microsoft
4 81 (58.27%) Active Directory
5 70 (50.36%) MCSE
6 58 (41.73%) ITIL
7 53 (38.13%) Windows Server
8 46 (33.09%) Office 365
9 45 (32.37%) PowerShell
9 45 (32.37%) VMware
10 42 (30.22%) MCTS
10 42 (30.22%) SQL
11 40 (28.78%) SQL Server
12 39 (28.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 36 (25.90%) Hyper-V
14 35 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (25.18%) MCSA
15 34 (24.46%) MS Exchange
16 33 (23.74%) SCOM
17 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (21.58%) SQL Server 2012
19 29 (20.86%) Windows 7
19 29 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
19 29 (20.86%) Citrix
20 28 (20.14%) DHCP
20 28 (20.14%) DNS
20 28 (20.14%) SCCM
21 25 (17.99%) HP
22 23 (16.55%) Clustering
23 22 (15.83%) Service Management

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 34 (24.46%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.47%) IIS
4 8 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.88%) Apache
7 2 (1.44%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (15.11%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 46 (33.09%) Office 365
2 29 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (11.51%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.16%) G Suite
5 3 (2.16%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.14%) DHCP
1 28 (20.14%) DNS
2 20 (14.39%) SAN
3 19 (13.67%) Firewall
4 14 (10.07%) NAS
5 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.04%) LAN
6 7 (5.04%) WAN
7 6 (4.32%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (4.32%) Wireless
8 4 (2.88%) VLAN
8 4 (2.88%) VoIP
9 3 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.16%) VPN
10 2 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.44%) Skype
11 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (21.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (12.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (12.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (11.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (11.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (9.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (7.91%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (7.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (6.47%) QlikView
8 8 (5.76%) Big Data
8 8 (5.76%) Hadoop
9 7 (5.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (4.32%) OLAP
10 6 (4.32%) OLTP
11 5 (3.60%) Data Mart
11 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.88%) WiX
4 3 (2.16%) StarTeam
General
1 22 (15.83%) Finance
2 14 (10.07%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.44%) Local Government
6 2 (1.44%) Retail
6 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (10.79%) Architect
1 15 (10.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (10.07%) Analyst
2 14 (10.07%) Developer
2 14 (10.07%) Field Engineer
2 14 (10.07%) SQL Developer
3 11 (7.91%) Administrator
3 11 (7.91%) Technical Architect
4 10 (7.19%) Consultant
4 10 (7.19%) SSRS Developer
5 9 (6.47%) ETL Developer
5 9 (6.47%) SQL Server Developer
5 9 (6.47%) SSIS Developer
6 8 (5.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Desktop Support
6 8 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (5.04%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.32%) DBA
8 6 (4.32%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.91%) XML
2 7 (5.04%) .NET
3 6 (4.32%) MDX
4 4 (2.88%) WCF
5 3 (2.16%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.44%) HTML
6 2 (1.44%) Java SE
6 2 (1.44%) Middleware
7 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.72%) CSS
7 1 (0.72%) jQuery
7 1 (0.72%) JSON
7 1 (0.72%) WAP
7 1 (0.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.55%) Clustering
2 11 (7.91%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.04%) Replication
4 4 (2.88%) HP Storage
4 4 (2.88%) iPad
5 3 (2.16%) BYOD
5 3 (2.16%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.16%) PKI
6 2 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.44%) iPhone
6 2 (1.44%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Handset
7 1 (0.72%) Life Science
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.72%) NHS
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 114 (82.01%) Windows
2 53 (38.13%) Windows Server
3 39 (28.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (20.86%) Windows 7
6 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (12.95%) Windows 10
8 12 (8.63%) Windows 8
9 10 (7.19%) Linux
10 9 (6.47%) Solaris
10 9 (6.47%) Windows Vista
11 8 (5.76%) Unix
12 7 (5.04%) Windows XP
13 6 (4.32%) Mac OS X
14 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (2.16%) AIX
15 3 (2.16%) Ubuntu
16 2 (1.44%) Android
16 2 (1.44%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (41.73%) ITIL
2 22 (15.83%) Service Management
3 21 (15.11%) Migration
4 19 (13.67%) Customer Engagement
5 16 (11.51%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (10.79%) ITIL V3
7 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.91%) Change Management
8 11 (7.91%) DevOps
8 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2
9 10 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (7.19%) Asset Management
9 10 (7.19%) ETL
10 9 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.04%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (4.32%) Configuration Management
12 6 (4.32%) Fund Management
12 6 (4.32%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (4.32%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (4.32%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.37%) PowerShell
2 42 (30.22%) SQL
3 6 (4.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 5 (3.60%) C#
4 5 (3.60%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.44%) VBScript
6 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 138 (99.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (50.36%) MCSE
3 42 (30.22%) MCTS
4 35 (25.18%) MCSA
5 22 (15.83%) Degree
5 22 (15.83%) MCP
6 20 (14.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (12.23%) CCNA
7 17 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (7.91%) SC Cleared
8 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.32%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.60%) CCSP
10 5 (3.60%) MCDST
11 4 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (2.16%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.16%) CCA
12 3 (2.16%) CCDP
12 3 (2.16%) CCNP
12 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) SLA
2 5 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.60%) QA
3 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 81 (58.27%) Active Directory
2 36 (25.90%) Hyper-V
3 35 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.60%) XenApp
6 4 (2.88%) Terminal Server
6 4 (2.88%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.88%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.16%) KVM
7 3 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.44%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.44%) XenServer
9 1 (0.72%) UAG
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (23.74%) SCOM
2 28 (20.14%) SCCM
3 12 (8.63%) WSUS
4 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.60%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.16%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.16%) Netcool
8 2 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.44%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.44%) SCSM
8 2 (1.44%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.44%) WMI
9 1 (0.72%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.72%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 88 (63.31%) Microsoft
2 45 (32.37%) VMware
3 29 (20.86%) Citrix
4 25 (17.99%) HP
5 19 (13.67%) Cisco
6 14 (10.07%) RedGate
7 9 (6.47%) StorageTek
7 9 (6.47%) Sun
8 8 (5.76%) Dell
9 6 (4.32%) McAfee
9 6 (4.32%) Tableau
10 5 (3.60%) Google
10 5 (3.60%) Kaseya
10 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.60%) Veeam
11 4 (2.88%) Apple
11 4 (2.88%) CA
11 4 (2.88%) EqualLogic
11 4 (2.88%) Sophos
11 4 (2.88%) Veritas