Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 756 699 664
Rank change year-on-year -57 -35 -158
Contract jobs citing MCITP 129 163 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.86% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 105 161
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £176 £156 £210
90th Percentile £488 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £335
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 13
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.59% -9.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.46
% change year-on-year - -21.45% +61.46%

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 19,536 18,976 23,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.83% 19.84% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,662 11,680 14,818
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £592 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 924 973 847
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.98% +5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.17 £31.68 £29.00
% change year-on-year -20.54% +9.22% +28.89%

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 15 July 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 14 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 15 July 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 -32 114 £350 -12.50% 47
UK excluding London -29 80 £350 +6.06% 34
London -69 46 £313 -26.47% 14
South East -23 34 £363 +11.54% 7
North of England -12 14 £325 +26.83% 9
North West -20 12 £325 +26.83% 2
Midlands -10 9 £250 -37.50% 8
Scotland -33 8 £278 -16.54%
Wales -13 6 £400 +171.19% 1
West Midlands -23 6 £250 -32.20% 4
East of England +8 5 £205 -54.44% 5
South West +8 4 £338 - 4
East Midlands +3 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -18 2 - - 7

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (87.60%) Windows
3 109 (84.50%) Active Directory
4 94 (72.87%) Microsoft
5 82 (63.57%) MCSE
6 75 (58.14%) Windows Server
7 68 (52.71%) VMware
8 53 (41.09%) Office 365
9 47 (36.43%) MCSA
10 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (28.68%) MCTS
12 36 (27.91%) ITIL
12 36 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (27.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (24.81%) Migration
15 31 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (24.03%) PowerShell
16 30 (23.26%) MCP
17 29 (22.48%) Citrix
18 28 (21.71%) SQL
18 28 (21.71%) MS Exchange
18 28 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
19 24 (18.60%) Cisco
19 24 (18.60%) SQL Server
20 23 (17.83%) Hyper-V
21 22 (17.05%) DNS
21 22 (17.05%) Security Cleared
22 20 (15.50%) Ivanti
22 20 (15.50%) SolarWinds
23 19 (14.73%) DHCP

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 (21.71%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.85%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.75%) Skype for Business
5 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.10%) Moodle
7 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.55%) Apache
8 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
9 1 (0.78%) JBoss
9 1 (0.78%) nginx
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.78%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 53 (41.09%) Office 365
2 36 (27.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (13.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.33%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.78%) G Suite
6 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.05%) DNS
2 19 (14.73%) DHCP
3 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
4 15 (11.63%) Firewall
5 12 (9.30%) LAN
6 10 (7.75%) SAN
6 10 (7.75%) WAN
7 9 (6.98%) Skype
8 8 (6.20%) VLAN
9 6 (4.65%) VoIP
10 5 (3.88%) VPN
10 5 (3.88%) Wireless
11 4 (3.10%) Internet
12 3 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.33%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.33%) Kerberos
12 3 (2.33%) SSL
12 3 (2.33%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.33%) WLAN
13 2 (1.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.43%) MySQL
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.55%) Power BI
6 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) HP UFT
1 8 (6.20%) TestDirector
1 8 (6.20%) WinRunner
2 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (7.75%) Finance
2 4 (3.10%) Back Office
2 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.55%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.50%) Support Engineer
2 19 (14.73%) Windows Engineer
3 18 (13.95%) Analyst
3 18 (13.95%) Consultant
4 14 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) DBA
5 10 (7.75%) SQL DBA
6 9 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Windows Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.20%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Active Directory Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) WSH
2 2 (1.55%) .NET
2 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.55%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) COM
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
3 1 (0.78%) LAMP
3 1 (0.78%) WCF
3 1 (0.78%) WF
3 1 (0.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Clustering
2 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.65%) PDA
4 6 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.10%) Replication
6 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.33%) iPhone
7 3 (2.33%) Wiki
8 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.55%) NHS
8 2 (1.55%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.78%) PKI
9 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 113 (87.60%) Windows
2 75 (58.14%) Windows Server
3 40 (31.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (27.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (21.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (13.95%) Windows 7
7 13 (10.08%) Windows 10
8 9 (6.98%) AIX
9 8 (6.20%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.43%) Linux
11 6 (4.65%) Android
12 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.91%) ITIL
2 32 (24.81%) Migration
3 16 (12.40%) Service Management
4 13 (10.08%) Change Management
4 13 (10.08%) Customer Requirements
4 13 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (7.75%) ITIL V3
6 10 (7.75%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (6.20%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.20%) High Availability
7 8 (6.20%) Identity Management
7 8 (6.20%) Software Testing
7 8 (6.20%) Test Automation
8 7 (5.43%) Decision-Making
9 6 (4.65%) Asset Management
9 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.65%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (4.65%) Server Patching
9 6 (4.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.03%) PowerShell
2 28 (21.71%) SQL
3 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
4 7 (5.43%) VBScript
5 2 (1.55%) VB
6 1 (0.78%) AWK
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.78%) C#
6 1 (0.78%) Perl
6 1 (0.78%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) Ruby
6 1 (0.78%) sed
6 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (63.57%) MCSE
3 47 (36.43%) MCSA
4 37 (28.68%) MCTS
5 30 (23.26%) MCP
6 22 (17.05%) Security Cleared
7 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
8 15 (11.63%) Degree
9 11 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (6.98%) CCNA
11 7 (5.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (4.65%) A+ Certification
12 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
13 5 (3.88%) CCNP
14 3 (2.33%) MCSD
14 3 (2.33%) MOS
15 2 (1.55%) ACTC
15 2 (1.55%) CCIE
15 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.55%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 109 (84.50%) Active Directory
2 31 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (17.83%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.53%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (8.53%) XenApp
5 9 (6.98%) vSphere
6 4 (3.10%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.55%) XenServer
8 1 (0.78%) Docker
8 1 (0.78%) NFS
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (13.18%) SCCM
2 15 (11.63%) AirWatch
2 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (10.08%) Nessus
3 13 (10.08%) XenMobile
4 8 (6.20%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (6.20%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (6.20%) WSUS
5 7 (5.43%) Netcool
6 5 (3.88%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.55%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.55%) SCOM
8 2 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (72.87%) Microsoft
2 68 (52.71%) VMware
3 29 (22.48%) Citrix
4 24 (18.60%) Cisco
5 20 (15.50%) Ivanti
5 20 (15.50%) SolarWinds
6 18 (13.95%) Shavlik
7 16 (12.40%) McAfee
8 10 (7.75%) HP
9 8 (6.20%) Avaya
9 8 (6.20%) Veritas
10 7 (5.43%) Veeam
11 5 (3.88%) IBM
11 5 (3.88%) SAP
12 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.10%) Dell
13 3 (2.33%) Apple
13 3 (2.33%) Meraki
13 3 (2.33%) Sonus
14 2 (1.55%) Becrypt