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 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
UK
Rank 491 509 408
Rank change year-on-year +18 -101  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 95 121 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.09% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 66 114
Median daily rate £345 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.75% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -11.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.71 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% -14.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £15.39
% change year-on-year -6.97% +39.74%  

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 9250 11061 10481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.95% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5889 6895 5953
Median daily rate £420 £406 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 410 473
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.78 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCITP in the UK

MCITP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +33 87 £350 -14.11% 28
London +36 36 £400 +34.45% 8
South East -7 23 £325 -23.22% 7
Hampshire +27 11 £320 -1.53% 2
East of England -9 8 £425 -
Hook - 7 £310 -
North West +30 6 £275 +7.31% 2
City of London +3 6 £500 +69.49% 1
East Midlands +2 6 £550 - 6
Scotland +19 5 £340 +16.23% 1
Derbyshire -2 5 £550 - 1
Kent - 5 £350 -
Manchester +16 4 £275 -17.91%
Essex -5 4 £425 -
Colchester - 4 £425 -
Derby -3 3 £550 - 1
South Wales - 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £325 -
Newport - 3 - -
West Midlands +16 2 £381 -12.85% 4
Cambridgeshire +10 2 - -
Surrey +9 2 £210 -53.33% 2
Croydon +9 2 - -
Yorkshire +8 2 - -
Guildford +6 2 £210 -53.33%
Renfrewshire +4 2 £340 +16.33%
Buckinghamshire -5 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 179 (98.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 145 (80.11%) Microsoft
3 144 (79.56%) Windows
4 116 (64.09%) Active Directory
5 95 (52.49%) MCSE
6 87 (48.07%) Windows Server
7 73 (40.33%) ITIL
8 69 (38.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (34.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (33.70%) VMware
11 60 (33.15%) SQL Server
12 58 (32.04%) MCSA
13 51 (28.18%) Office 365
14 48 (26.52%) SQL
15 47 (25.97%) MS Excel
15 47 (25.97%) PowerShell
15 47 (25.97%) Windows 7
16 46 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
17 42 (23.20%) MCP
18 41 (22.65%) Migration
19 40 (22.10%) MCTS
20 38 (20.99%) Hyper-V
21 36 (19.89%) Security Cleared
22 35 (19.34%) Clustering
22 35 (19.34%) Finance
22 35 (19.34%) Cisco
22 35 (19.34%) MS Exchange
23 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2003
23 33 (18.23%) SC Cleared
23 33 (18.23%) Skype for Business

MCITP
Top Related 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 35 (19.34%) MS Exchange
2 33 (18.23%) Skype for Business
3 30 (16.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (16.57%) SharePoint
4 17 (9.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (5.52%) IIS
6 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.31%) MS Project Server
8 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (25.97%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (28.18%) Office 365
2 28 (15.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.87%) OneDrive
5 5 (2.76%) Yammer
6 4 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.21%) IaaS
6 4 (2.21%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.10%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.13%) SAN
2 27 (14.92%) Firewall
3 26 (14.36%) Skype
4 24 (13.26%) VoIP
5 18 (9.94%) DHCP
6 15 (8.29%) DNS
7 12 (6.63%) Remote Desktop
7 12 (6.63%) WAN
8 8 (4.42%) VLAN
9 7 (3.87%) NAS
9 7 (3.87%) VPN
10 6 (3.31%) Kerberos
10 6 (3.31%) MPLS
11 5 (2.76%) PBX
12 4 (2.21%) Internet
12 4 (2.21%) LAN
12 4 (2.21%) LDAP
12 4 (2.21%) SSL
12 4 (2.21%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (33.15%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (8.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (8.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 13 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.97%) MySQL
8 5 (2.76%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.21%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.66%) Data Mart
10 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.10%) OLAP
11 2 (1.10%) OLTP
11 2 (1.10%) Power BI
11 2 (1.10%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 13 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.87%) StarTeam
3 4 (2.21%) CruiseControl
3 4 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.21%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.66%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.10%) WiX
6 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 35 (19.34%) Finance
2 7 (3.87%) Retail
3 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (11.05%) Consultant
1 20 (11.05%) DBA
1 20 (11.05%) SQL DBA
1 20 (11.05%) Wintel Engineer
2 17 (9.39%) Analyst
3 16 (8.84%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.18%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (6.63%) Server Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Support Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.97%) Architect
8 9 (4.97%) Developer
9 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (3.87%) Administrator
10 7 (3.87%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (3.87%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.31%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.31%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.94%) XML
2 9 (4.97%) .NET
3 7 (3.87%) WCF
4 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.31%) HTML
5 4 (2.21%) WF
6 1 (0.55%) COM
6 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.34%) Clustering
2 15 (8.29%) Replication
3 10 (5.52%) PKI
4 9 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.87%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.76%) iPad
6 5 (2.76%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.66%) NHS
9 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.10%) Life Science
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) Fintech
10 1 (0.55%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 144 (79.56%) Windows
2 87 (48.07%) Windows Server
3 69 (38.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (34.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (25.97%) Windows 7
6 33 (18.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.29%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.52%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.52%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.42%) Unix
10 7 (3.87%) AIX
11 6 (3.31%) Linux
12 4 (2.21%) Solaris
13 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.55%) Android
14 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (40.33%) ITIL
2 41 (22.65%) Migration
3 22 (12.15%) High Availability
4 16 (8.84%) Change Management
4 16 (8.84%) Virtual Environments
5 15 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.73%) Configuration Management
7 12 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (6.63%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (5.52%) Identity Management
9 9 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.42%) Server Virtualisation
10 8 (4.42%) Service Management
11 7 (3.87%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (3.87%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (3.87%) ITIL V3
11 7 (3.87%) Patch Management
11 7 (3.87%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.87%) Server Building
11 7 (3.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.52%) SQL
2 47 (25.97%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.05%) VBScript
4 9 (4.97%) T-SQL
5 8 (4.42%) C#
6 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.21%) Python
7 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 179 (98.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (52.49%) MCSE
3 58 (32.04%) MCSA
4 42 (23.20%) MCP
5 40 (22.10%) MCTS
6 36 (19.89%) Security Cleared
7 33 (18.23%) SC Cleared
8 22 (12.15%) Degree
9 20 (11.05%) MCDBA
10 16 (8.84%) CCNA
10 16 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (6.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (5.52%) CCNP
13 7 (3.87%) ISTQB
13 7 (3.87%) MCDST
14 5 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (2.21%) CCIE
16 3 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (1.66%) MCPD
17 2 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.21%) QA
1 4 (2.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) ISO27002
System Software
1 116 (64.09%) Active Directory
2 46 (25.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (20.99%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.73%) VMware ESX
5 8 (4.42%) Terminal Services
5 8 (4.42%) XenApp
6 6 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.21%) UAG
7 4 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.21%) vSphere
8 3 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (10.50%) SCCM
2 13 (7.18%) SCOM
3 11 (6.08%) Nessus
4 7 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (3.87%) Netcool
4 7 (3.87%) WSUS
5 6 (3.31%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.31%) XenMobile
6 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.21%) Nagios
7 4 (2.21%) Puppet
8 3 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.10%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.10%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Sentry
9 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 145 (80.11%) Microsoft
2 61 (33.70%) VMware
3 35 (19.34%) Cisco
4 32 (17.68%) Citrix
5 18 (9.94%) NetApp
6 17 (9.39%) SolarWinds
7 16 (8.84%) Oracle
8 13 (7.18%) RedGate
9 11 (6.08%) LANDesk
10 7 (3.87%) HP
10 7 (3.87%) Intel Security
10 7 (3.87%) Veritas
11 4 (2.21%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.21%) Avaya
11 4 (2.21%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.66%) CA
12 3 (1.66%) EMC
13 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.10%) Remedy
13 2 (1.10%) Symantec