Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 732 671 623
Rank change year-on-year -61 -48 -137
Contract jobs citing MCITP 149 158 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.86% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 102 153
UK median daily rate £350 £334 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% -11.00% +7.92%
10th Percentile £170 £144 £225
90th Percentile £488 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year +7.69% -10.96% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 20
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -23.26% +22.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% -15.12% +22.86%

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 19,247 18,438 22,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 20.31% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,565 11,571 14,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £239 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 935 860
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% -14.29% +55.56%

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 May 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
Top 13 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 May 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 -74 125 £350 +2.94% 63
UK excluding London -27 95 £350 +7.69% 47
South East 0 52 £350 +7.69% 17
London -58 47 £300 -25.00% 16
Wales +6 12 £400 -
North of England -7 10 £255 +10.87% 9
North West -12 10 £255 +15.91% 5
Scotland -37 8 £265 -5.53%
South West +7 5 £338 - 1
East of England -12 4 £205 -53.14% 6
Midlands -24 4 £290 -20.82% 14
West Midlands -16 3 £290 -20.82% 7
East Midlands -9 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (85.23%) Windows
3 118 (79.19%) Active Directory
4 109 (73.15%) Microsoft
5 98 (65.77%) MCSE
6 89 (59.73%) Windows Server
7 83 (55.70%) VMware
8 68 (45.64%) MCSA
9 59 (39.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (36.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (30.87%) ITIL
11 46 (30.87%) MCP
12 44 (29.53%) Office 365
13 37 (24.83%) SolarWinds
13 37 (24.83%) MCTS
14 36 (24.16%) Ivanti
14 36 (24.16%) Shavlik
15 34 (22.82%) PowerShell
16 33 (22.15%) SQL
17 32 (21.48%) Citrix
18 30 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (20.13%) Migration
19 28 (18.79%) SQL Server
19 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (18.12%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (18.12%) Nessus
21 26 (17.45%) MS Exchange
22 22 (14.77%) Cisco
22 22 (14.77%) SCCM
22 22 (14.77%) 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 26 (17.45%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.40%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.05%) Skype for Business
4 10 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.03%) Moodle
6 4 (2.68%) Apache
6 4 (2.68%) IIS
7 3 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.67%) JBoss
9 1 (0.67%) nginx
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (11.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 44 (29.53%) Office 365
2 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.67%) G Suite
5 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.09%) Firewall
2 19 (12.75%) DNS
3 15 (10.07%) DHCP
4 13 (8.72%) SAN
5 11 (7.38%) LAN
5 11 (7.38%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.71%) Skype
7 8 (5.37%) WAN
8 7 (4.70%) VLAN
8 7 (4.70%) VoIP
9 6 (4.03%) VPN
10 5 (3.36%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.68%) Internet
11 4 (2.68%) NAS
11 4 (2.68%) SSL
12 3 (2.01%) Kerberos
12 3 (2.01%) Wireless
12 3 (2.01%) WLAN
13 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (6.04%) MySQL
5 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (2.01%) Big Data
7 3 (2.01%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.34%) Power BI
8 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) HP UFT
1 7 (4.70%) TestDirector
1 7 (4.70%) WinRunner
2 2 (1.34%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.34%) MSI
2 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.67%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (10.07%) Finance
2 3 (2.01%) Back Office
3 2 (1.34%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.67%) Billing
4 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (24.83%) Windows Engineer
2 22 (14.77%) Analyst
3 16 (10.74%) Consultant
3 16 (10.74%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.07%) DBA
4 15 (10.07%) SQL DBA
5 13 (8.72%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Architect
7 9 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.04%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.04%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.03%) Administrator
10 6 (4.03%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (4.03%) IT Support
10 6 (4.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) LDAP
2 2 (1.34%) .NET
2 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.67%) HTML
3 1 (0.67%) LAMP
3 1 (0.67%) WCF
3 1 (0.67%) WF
3 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Clustering
2 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.36%) PDA
6 4 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.01%) NHS
7 3 (2.01%) Replication
7 3 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.01%) Wiki
8 2 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.67%) Fintech
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 127 (85.23%) Windows
2 89 (59.73%) Windows Server
3 59 (39.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (36.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (18.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (14.77%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.05%) Windows 10
8 8 (5.37%) AIX
9 7 (4.70%) Linux
9 7 (4.70%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.01%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.34%) Android
11 2 (1.34%) Unix
11 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.87%) ITIL
2 30 (20.13%) Migration
3 15 (10.07%) Change Management
3 15 (10.07%) ITIL V3
3 15 (10.07%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (9.40%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (9.40%) Service Management
5 12 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (8.05%) TOGAF
6 9 (6.04%) High Availability
6 9 (6.04%) Server Patching
7 7 (4.70%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.70%) Decision-Making
7 7 (4.70%) Software Testing
7 7 (4.70%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.03%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (4.03%) Identity Management
8 6 (4.03%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.82%) PowerShell
2 33 (22.15%) SQL
3 18 (12.08%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.68%) VBScript
5 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.34%) VB
6 1 (0.67%) AWK
6 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.67%) C
6 1 (0.67%) C#
6 1 (0.67%) Perl
6 1 (0.67%) Python
6 1 (0.67%) Ruby
6 1 (0.67%) sed
6 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (65.77%) MCSE
3 68 (45.64%) MCSA
4 46 (30.87%) MCP
5 37 (24.83%) MCTS
6 21 (14.09%) Security Cleared
7 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
8 18 (12.08%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (10.74%) CCNA
9 16 (10.74%) Degree
10 8 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (4.70%) A+ Certification
11 7 (4.70%) CCNP
12 5 (3.36%) ISTQB
13 4 (2.68%) CCSP
14 3 (2.01%) CCA
14 3 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.01%) MCDST
14 3 (2.01%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) GDPR
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 118 (79.19%) Active Directory
2 30 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.04%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.70%) XenApp
6 4 (2.68%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.68%) vSphere
6 4 (2.68%) XenServer
7 3 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.34%) KVM
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.67%) Docker
9 1 (0.67%) Firmware
9 1 (0.67%) NFS
9 1 (0.67%) vCloud
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (18.12%) Nessus
2 22 (14.77%) SCCM
3 8 (5.37%) AirWatch
3 8 (5.37%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (4.70%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (4.70%) Netcool
5 6 (4.03%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.03%) SCOM
5 6 (4.03%) WSUS
5 6 (4.03%) XenMobile
6 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.67%) Ansible
8 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.67%) vMotion
8 1 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 109 (73.15%) Microsoft
2 83 (55.70%) VMware
3 37 (24.83%) SolarWinds
4 36 (24.16%) Ivanti
4 36 (24.16%) Shavlik
5 32 (21.48%) Citrix
6 22 (14.77%) Cisco
7 13 (8.72%) McAfee
8 12 (8.05%) HP
9 8 (5.37%) Avaya
10 7 (4.70%) Veeam
10 7 (4.70%) Veritas
11 6 (4.03%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.03%) IBM
12 5 (3.36%) Apple
13 4 (2.68%) Dell
13 4 (2.68%) Oracle
13 4 (2.68%) Sonus
14 3 (2.01%) MobileIron
14 3 (2.01%) SAP