Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 724 776 759
Rank change year-on-year +52 -17 -50
Contract jobs citing MCITP 87 126 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.64% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 79 84
UK median daily rate £325 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +5.63% +2.90%
10th Percentile £172 £173 £174
90th Percentile £494 £488 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £375 £348
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.91% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £16.35 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +173.78% -16.18% -
10th Percentile £39.33 £12.67 £11.91
90th Percentile £47.00 £19.35 £73.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £12.69 £16.50
% change year-on-year +252.64% -23.09% -15.38%

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 16,998 19,578 19,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.35% 18.82% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,406 11,575 11,804
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £262 £253 £221
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 948 900
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% -4.30% -0.94%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.61 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% -

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 November 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 10 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 November 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 +45 71 £294 -26.56% 51
UK excluding London +59 65 £313 -16.67% 38
South East +43 26 £215 -46.25% 11
London +67 21 £405 +1.25% 16
Scotland +38 15 £325 - 1
Yorkshire +44 13 £238 - 7
North of England +31 13 £238 +46.15% 15
East Midlands +26 10 £288 -8.00% 3
Midlands +15 10 £288 -23.33% 5
East of England +34 1 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 87 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (90.80%) Microsoft
3 74 (85.06%) Windows
4 46 (52.87%) Active Directory
4 46 (52.87%) Windows Server
5 45 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (50.57%) MCSE
7 42 (48.28%) Office 365
8 40 (45.98%) Citrix
9 39 (44.83%) SCCM
10 37 (42.53%) Azure
11 36 (41.38%) Change Management
12 35 (40.23%) MCSA
13 34 (39.08%) VMware
14 30 (34.48%) ITIL
15 29 (33.33%) SQL
15 29 (33.33%) Hyper-V
16 28 (32.18%) Windows XP
17 27 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (28.74%) Security Cleared
19 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (26.44%) Windows 10
20 23 (26.44%) SharePoint
21 22 (25.29%) MCTS
22 21 (24.14%) SC Cleared
23 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
24 18 (20.69%) AWS
24 18 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
24 18 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
24 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange

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 23 (26.44%) SharePoint
2 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 16 (18.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.90%) Skype for Business
6 5 (5.75%) IIS
7 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (48.28%) Office 365
2 37 (42.53%) Azure
3 18 (20.69%) AWS
4 14 (16.09%) GitHub
5 7 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (8.05%) OneDrive
6 6 (6.90%) IaaS
6 6 (6.90%) PaaS
6 6 (6.90%) SaaS
7 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) Firewall
2 12 (13.79%) LAN
2 12 (13.79%) NaaS
2 12 (13.79%) VPN
3 11 (12.64%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (11.49%) Skype
5 8 (9.20%) DNS
5 8 (9.20%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.60%) DHCP
6 4 (4.60%) SAN
6 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.60%) VSAN
6 4 (4.60%) WAN
7 3 (3.45%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.45%) VoIP
8 2 (2.30%) Wireless
9 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.15%) PBX
9 1 (1.15%) VLAN
9 1 (1.15%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) OLTP
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.15%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) JIRA
1 14 (16.09%) StarTeam
2 4 (4.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (16.09%) Law
2 13 (14.94%) Legal
3 6 (6.90%) Finance
4 4 (4.60%) German Language
4 4 (4.60%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.15%) Back Office
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Analyst
2 18 (20.69%) Support Analyst
3 15 (17.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 13 (14.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 11 (12.64%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (11.49%) Desktop Support
8 9 (10.34%) Test Engineer
9 8 (9.20%) Support Engineer
10 7 (8.05%) Active Directory Engineer
10 7 (8.05%) Server Engineer
10 7 (8.05%) Service Analyst
10 7 (8.05%) Windows Server Engineer
11 6 (6.90%) Consultant
11 6 (6.90%) DBA
11 6 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (5.75%) Administrator
12 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) LDAP
3 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) COM
4 1 (1.15%) SAML
4 1 (1.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) Clustering
2 14 (16.09%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.34%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.60%) PKI
5 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.15%) iPad
6 1 (1.15%) PDA
6 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (85.06%) Windows
2 46 (52.87%) Windows Server
3 45 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (32.18%) Windows XP
5 27 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (26.44%) Windows 10
8 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
9 14 (16.09%) AIX
9 14 (16.09%) Windows 8
10 9 (10.34%) Linux
11 4 (4.60%) CentOS
12 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.38%) Change Management
2 30 (34.48%) ITIL
3 18 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.24%) ITIL V3
4 15 (17.24%) Security Management
5 14 (16.09%) Information Security
5 14 (16.09%) Information Security Management
5 14 (16.09%) ISMS
5 14 (16.09%) Problem Management
5 14 (16.09%) Server Virtualisation
6 13 (14.94%) Scrum
6 13 (14.94%) Smoke Testing
6 13 (14.94%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.79%) Customer-Centricity
7 12 (13.79%) E-Commerce
7 12 (13.79%) Service Management
8 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (12.64%) Mentoring
9 10 (11.49%) Asset Management
9 10 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) SQL
2 16 (18.39%) Java
3 13 (14.94%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.45%) C#
5 3 (3.45%) VBScript
6 2 (2.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (50.57%) MCSE
3 35 (40.23%) MCSA
4 25 (28.74%) Security Cleared
5 22 (25.29%) MCTS
6 21 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 15 (17.24%) CCNA
7 15 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (16.09%) ISTQB
9 13 (14.94%) DV Cleared
10 8 (9.20%) Degree
10 8 (9.20%) MCDBA
10 8 (9.20%) MCP
11 5 (5.75%) CCA
11 5 (5.75%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.30%) CISSP
13 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.15%) MOS
13 1 (1.15%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (52.87%) Active Directory
2 29 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 18 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (9.20%) BitLocker
4 8 (9.20%) vSphere
5 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.75%) XenApp
6 4 (4.60%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.15%) Firmware
7 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (44.83%) SCCM
2 16 (18.39%) SCOM
3 15 (17.24%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (16.09%) Netcool
5 13 (14.94%) WSUS
6 4 (4.60%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (4.60%) vRealize
7 3 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.15%) Avamar
8 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.15%) PingFederate
8 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 79 (90.80%) Microsoft
2 40 (45.98%) Citrix
3 34 (39.08%) VMware
4 17 (19.54%) Cisco
5 16 (18.39%) McAfee
6 15 (17.24%) Veritas
7 14 (16.09%) Adobe
7 14 (16.09%) Sony
8 12 (13.79%) Meraki
8 12 (13.79%) Splunk
9 11 (12.64%) F5
10 8 (9.20%) ServiceNow
11 6 (6.90%) NetApp
12 4 (4.60%) HP
13 3 (3.45%) Dell
13 3 (3.45%) Oracle
14 2 (2.30%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.30%) Symantec
15 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto
15 1 (1.15%) Veeam