Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 756 726
Rank change year-on-year -12 -30 -108
Contract jobs citing MCITP 124 132 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.69% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 78 121
UK median daily rate £385 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £173 £165 £173
90th Percentile £488 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £348 £330
% change year-on-year +7.91% +5.30% -5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
UK median hourly rate £16.35 £16.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% -23.26% +16.22%
10th Percentile £12.67 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.35 £57.85 £61.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.69 £16.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -23.09% -23.26% +16.22%

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 19,153 19,081 22,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 18.83% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,309 11,669 13,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 911 851
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -11.19% +5.56% +8.00%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +12 112 £400 +6.67% 47
UK excluding London -20 71 £375 +7.91% 42
London +8 46 £400 -5.88% 9
Midlands +15 28 £375 - 11
South East -10 23 £406 +12.71% 3
West Midlands -7 19 £375 -3.23% 11
North of England -26 14 £186 -33.48% 17
East Midlands +22 9 £313 +13.64%
North West -20 8 £186 -33.48% 10
Yorkshire -12 6 - - 6
Scotland -11 4 £303 -
Wales -23 2 - - 3
East of England +1 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (87.10%) Windows
3 91 (73.39%) Microsoft
4 82 (66.13%) Active Directory
5 79 (63.71%) MCSE
6 66 (53.23%) VMware
7 61 (49.19%) Windows Server
8 52 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (41.13%) ITIL
10 50 (40.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 49 (39.52%) Office 365
12 41 (33.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (31.45%) Security Cleared
14 33 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
16 28 (22.58%) MS Exchange
17 27 (21.77%) Cisco
17 27 (21.77%) Migration
18 26 (20.97%) MCTS
19 25 (20.16%) Hyper-V
20 24 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 24 (19.35%) DNS
20 24 (19.35%) MCP
21 23 (18.55%) PowerShell
22 22 (17.74%) SQL
23 21 (16.94%) Windows Server 2003
23 21 (16.94%) Microsoft Intune
24 20 (16.13%) Linux
24 20 (16.13%) TCP/IP
24 20 (16.13%) Citrix

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 28 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.71%) SharePoint
3 16 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (8.87%) Skype for Business
6 7 (5.65%) IIS
7 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.42%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (40.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (39.52%) Office 365
3 18 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (14.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (8.06%) IaaS
5 9 (7.26%) PaaS
6 7 (5.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.23%) Serverless
8 3 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.42%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.61%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.81%) G Suite
10 1 (0.81%) SaaS
10 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.35%) DNS
2 20 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 19 (15.32%) DHCP
4 17 (13.71%) Firewall
5 12 (9.68%) SAN
6 8 (6.45%) LAN
7 7 (5.65%) VLAN
7 7 (5.65%) VoIP
8 6 (4.84%) VPN
8 6 (4.84%) WAN
9 5 (4.03%) Unified Communications
9 5 (4.03%) Wireless
10 4 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.23%) NAS
10 4 (3.23%) Skype
11 3 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.42%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.42%) MPLS
12 2 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (1.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.23%) QlikView
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.61%) JIRA
2 2 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.81%) WinRunner
General
1 8 (6.45%) Military
2 7 (5.65%) Back Office
2 7 (5.65%) Finance
3 6 (4.84%) Automotive
4 4 (3.23%) Marketing
5 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (11.29%) Architect
3 14 (11.29%) Consultant
3 14 (11.29%) Desktop Support
4 12 (9.68%) Analyst
4 12 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Windows Consultant
5 10 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.65%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.84%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Applications Specialist
9 5 (4.03%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) WSH
2 3 (2.42%) .NET
2 3 (2.42%) .NET Core
2 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.42%) RxJS
3 2 (1.61%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.03%) Clustering
3 5 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.42%) Replication
6 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.61%) iPhone
6 2 (1.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.81%) Blog
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) PDA
7 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 108 (87.10%) Windows
2 61 (49.19%) Windows Server
3 41 (33.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (16.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (16.13%) Linux
7 14 (11.29%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.26%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.65%) Unix
10 5 (4.03%) Android
11 4 (3.23%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.23%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (1.61%) Debian
12 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.81%) AIX
13 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.13%) ITIL
2 27 (21.77%) Migration
3 19 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (14.52%) Customer Requirements
4 18 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (14.52%) Service Management
5 17 (13.71%) Project Management
5 17 (13.71%) Server Management
5 17 (13.71%) Service Delivery
6 13 (10.48%) PRINCE2
7 12 (9.68%) Change Management
7 12 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (8.87%) ITIL V3
8 11 (8.87%) ITSM
9 8 (6.45%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (5.65%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.65%) Project Planning
10 7 (5.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.55%) PowerShell
2 22 (17.74%) SQL
3 6 (4.84%) VBScript
4 4 (3.23%) C#
4 4 (3.23%) Python
5 3 (2.42%) TypeScript
6 2 (1.61%) VB
7 1 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (63.71%) MCSE
3 39 (31.45%) Security Cleared
4 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
5 26 (20.97%) MCTS
6 24 (19.35%) MCP
6 24 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (14.52%) MCSA
8 16 (12.90%) CCNA
8 16 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (8.06%) CISSP
9 10 (8.06%) Degree
9 10 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (7.26%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (7.26%) DV Cleared
11 8 (6.45%) CCNP
12 7 (5.65%) CCA
12 7 (5.65%) MCDBA
12 7 (5.65%) RHCE
13 6 (4.84%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) SLA
2 6 (4.84%) JSP 440
3 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.61%) PMO
5 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 82 (66.13%) Active Directory
2 52 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (20.16%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.29%) vSphere
5 11 (8.87%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (8.06%) XenApp
7 7 (5.65%) vCloud
8 5 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.42%) XenServer
11 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (14.52%) SCCM
3 14 (11.29%) AirWatch
4 13 (10.48%) XenMobile
5 7 (5.65%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.84%) SCOM
7 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (3.23%) WSUS
8 3 (2.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.61%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.61%) PaperCut
9 2 (1.61%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.61%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (73.39%) Microsoft
2 66 (53.23%) VMware
3 27 (21.77%) Cisco
4 20 (16.13%) Citrix
5 11 (8.87%) Red Hat
6 10 (8.06%) Google
7 7 (5.65%) Avaya
8 6 (4.84%) Apple
8 6 (4.84%) HP
8 6 (4.84%) McAfee
8 6 (4.84%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.84%) Veeam
9 5 (4.03%) F5
9 5 (4.03%) NetApp
10 4 (3.23%) Dell
10 4 (3.23%) Ivanti
10 4 (3.23%) Meraki
10 4 (3.23%) SAP
11 3 (2.42%) IronPort
11 3 (2.42%) RedGate