Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 768 741 692
Rank change year-on-year -27 -49 -55
Contract jobs citing MCITP 110 146 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.76% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 87 108
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.43% -0.43%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £173
90th Percentile £473 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
UK median hourly rate £16.35 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.28% +14.29% -18.60%
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.91 £11.85
90th Percentile £19.35 £25.56 £61.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.69 £17.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.89% +1.97% -18.60%

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 19,071 19,098 20,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.17% 19.04% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,356 11,722 12,534
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 831 874
UK median hourly rate £28.52 £24.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -5.88% -7.27%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.41% -1.82%

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 18 January 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 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 18 January 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 -28 94 £378 +7.86% 45
UK excluding London -36 66 £375 +7.14% 31
London -8 36 £363 +12.40% 14
South East -9 29 £395 +12.86% 12
Midlands +1 20 £375 +36.36% 5
West Midlands -4 13 £380 +31.03% 3
North of England -33 9 £146 -47.77% 9
East Midlands +6 7 £175 -30.00% 2
Scotland -8 6 £343 +174.00%
North West -11 5 £146 -39.06% 2
Yorkshire -25 4 - - 5
Wales -20 2 - -
East of England +1 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (80.91%) Windows
3 82 (74.55%) Microsoft
4 72 (65.45%) Active Directory
5 70 (63.64%) MCSE
6 54 (49.09%) ITIL
7 52 (47.27%) VMware
8 45 (40.91%) Windows Server
9 43 (39.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 40 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (32.73%) Office 365
12 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (30.00%) Security Cleared
14 32 (29.09%) PowerShell
15 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (26.36%) MCP
16 28 (25.45%) Cisco
17 25 (22.73%) SC Cleared
18 24 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (21.82%) Linux
18 24 (21.82%) SQL
19 22 (20.00%) MCSA
20 21 (19.09%) Migration
20 21 (19.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 21 (19.09%) MCTS
20 21 (19.09%) Problem-Solving
21 20 (18.18%) SCCM
22 18 (16.36%) Hyper-V
22 18 (16.36%) Citrix
23 17 (15.45%) CCNA

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 16 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.82%) Skype for Business
3 12 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (6.36%) IIS
6 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (39.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (32.73%) Office 365
3 13 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (9.09%) IaaS
5 9 (8.18%) PaaS
6 7 (6.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.64%) Serverless
7 4 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.73%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.82%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.82%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.82%) Yammer
10 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.64%) DNS
2 14 (12.73%) Firewall
3 12 (10.91%) DHCP
4 9 (8.18%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.27%) SAN
6 7 (6.36%) Skype
6 7 (6.36%) Unified Communications
7 6 (5.45%) VPN
8 5 (4.55%) Wireless
9 4 (3.64%) LAN
9 4 (3.64%) VoIP
9 4 (3.64%) WAN
10 3 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.82%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.82%) NAS
11 2 (1.82%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.82%) VLAN
12 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.64%) QlikView
5 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.91%) Big Data
7 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.91%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.82%) JIRA
2 2 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (8.18%) Automotive
2 8 (7.27%) Military
3 7 (6.36%) Finance
4 4 (3.64%) Back Office
5 2 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) Front Office
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (12.73%) Support Engineer
2 13 (11.82%) Analyst
3 12 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Consultant
5 10 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.27%) Architect
6 8 (7.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (6.36%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.36%) Windows Consultant
8 6 (5.45%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.45%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.45%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
9 5 (4.55%) DBA
9 5 (4.55%) SQL DBA
9 5 (4.55%) Technical Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) .NET
2 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET
2 7 (6.36%) HTML
3 3 (2.73%) .NET Core
3 3 (2.73%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.73%) RxJS
4 1 (0.91%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.91%) Blog
5 1 (0.91%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.91%) iPhone
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 89 (80.91%) Windows
2 45 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (21.82%) Linux
6 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (12.73%) Unix
8 11 (10.00%) Windows 10
9 8 (7.27%) Windows 7
10 7 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.73%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.73%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (1.82%) Android
12 2 (1.82%) Debian
12 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.09%) ITIL
2 21 (19.09%) Migration
2 21 (19.09%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (15.45%) Service Management
4 15 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (13.64%) Project Management
5 14 (12.73%) ITIL V3
5 14 (12.73%) Service Delivery
6 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.82%) ITSM
7 11 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 11 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (9.09%) Change Management
8 10 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (7.27%) Problem Management
9 8 (7.27%) Project Planning
9 8 (7.27%) Server Management
10 7 (6.36%) Mentoring
10 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.09%) PowerShell
2 24 (21.82%) SQL
3 8 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.36%) VBScript
5 4 (3.64%) C#
5 4 (3.64%) Python
6 3 (2.73%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.91%) Java
7 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (63.64%) MCSE
3 33 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 29 (26.36%) MCP
5 25 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 24 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (20.00%) MCSA
8 21 (19.09%) MCTS
8 21 (19.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (15.45%) CCNA
10 14 (12.73%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (9.09%) CISSP
12 9 (8.18%) DV Cleared
12 9 (8.18%) MCDBA
13 8 (7.27%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (6.36%) ISEB
14 7 (6.36%) ISTQB
14 7 (6.36%) RHCE
15 6 (5.45%) CCA
15 6 (5.45%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) JSP 440
1 6 (5.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) PMO
3 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (65.45%) Active Directory
2 40 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.18%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.27%) vSphere
6 7 (6.36%) vCloud
7 4 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (18.18%) SCCM
2 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (6.36%) HP ALM
4 6 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.55%) AirWatch
6 4 (3.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (3.64%) SCOM
6 4 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (3.64%) vCenter Server
6 4 (3.64%) XenMobile
7 2 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.82%) PaperCut
7 2 (1.82%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (74.55%) Microsoft
2 52 (47.27%) VMware
3 28 (25.45%) Cisco
4 18 (16.36%) Citrix
5 10 (9.09%) HP
6 9 (8.18%) Google
6 9 (8.18%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.55%) Apple
7 5 (4.55%) F5
7 5 (4.55%) IronPort
7 5 (4.55%) NetApp
8 4 (3.64%) Avaya
8 4 (3.64%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.64%) Veeam
9 3 (2.73%) CommVault
9 3 (2.73%) Ivanti
9 3 (2.73%) Meraki
9 3 (2.73%) RedGate
9 3 (2.73%) SAP
10 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow