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 24 April 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.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 519 431
Rank change year-on-year +15 -88  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 91 138 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.15% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 79 132
Median daily rate £338 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £452 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -11.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -58.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -71.76%  

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 9371 11951 11203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.24% 21.38% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 7505 6353
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 407 548
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

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 24 April 2017.

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 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 24 April 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 79 £339 -19.10% 25
London +60 37 £375 +1.35% 8
South East -22 13 £315 -24.77% 6
Hampshire +10 9 £320 -20.98%
East of England +8 8 £450 +2.85% 1
Scotland +7 8 £325 +11.11%
City of London +12 7 £438 +48.30% 2
North West +32 6 £275 +4.76% 1
Hook +12 6 £315 -9.67%
East Midlands -7 6 £550 - 5
Renfrewshire +15 5 £299 +10.44%
Manchester +18 4 £275 -17.91%
Wales +12 4 - -
Derbyshire -7 4 £550 - 1
Essex -9 4 £425 -
Colchester - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire +28 3 - -
West Midlands +18 3 £381 -12.85% 4
Erskine +14 3 £254 -6.19%
South Wales +13 3 - -
Derby -8 3 £550 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £325 -
Newport - 3 - -
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Stockley Park - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +16 2 - -
Hertfordshire +5 2 £550 +25.71%
Leicestershire +2 2 £120 -
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 159 (99.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (84.38%) Windows
3 130 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 108 (67.50%) Active Directory
5 91 (56.88%) MCSE
6 82 (51.25%) Windows Server
7 65 (40.63%) ITIL
8 61 (38.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (36.25%) MCSA
10 56 (35.00%) VMware
11 55 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (32.50%) PowerShell
13 49 (30.63%) Windows 7
14 47 (29.38%) Office 365
14 47 (29.38%) SQL Server
15 44 (27.50%) MCP
16 43 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (24.38%) Hyper-V
18 38 (23.75%) MS Exchange
19 35 (21.88%) Migration
19 35 (21.88%) Security Cleared
20 34 (21.25%) MCTS
20 34 (21.25%) Cisco
21 32 (20.00%) Citrix
21 32 (20.00%) SQL
21 32 (20.00%) SC Cleared
21 32 (20.00%) Finance
21 32 (20.00%) Clustering
21 32 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
22 30 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003

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 38 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 32 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (18.13%) Skype for Business
4 26 (16.25%) SharePoint
5 18 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (5.63%) IIS
7 6 (3.75%) MS Project Server
8 5 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (10.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (29.38%) Office 365
2 28 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.13%) Mimecast
5 4 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.50%) IaaS
5 4 (2.50%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (1.25%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (1.25%) Yammer
8 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.50%) SAN
2 27 (16.88%) Firewall
3 23 (14.38%) Skype
4 19 (11.88%) VoIP
5 17 (10.63%) DHCP
6 14 (8.75%) DNS
7 13 (8.13%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (5.63%) WAN
9 6 (3.75%) VPN
10 5 (3.13%) LAN
10 5 (3.13%) NAS
10 5 (3.13%) VLAN
11 4 (2.50%) Internet
11 4 (2.50%) MPLS
11 4 (2.50%) SSL
12 3 (1.88%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.25%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.25%) Network Security
13 2 (1.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.88%) Data Mart
9 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.25%) Power BI
10 2 (1.25%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.63%) Big Data
11 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.75%) StarTeam
3 4 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.88%) WiX
5 2 (1.25%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.63%) MSI
General
1 32 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Retail
3 4 (2.50%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (12.50%) Consultant
2 18 (11.25%) Wintel Engineer
3 16 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (9.38%) Analyst
5 14 (8.75%) Server Engineer
6 12 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Administrator
9 9 (5.63%) Architect
9 9 (5.63%) DBA
9 9 (5.63%) SQL DBA
9 9 (5.63%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 7 (4.38%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (4.38%) Developer
11 6 (3.75%) Office 365 Consultant
11 6 (3.75%) Server Consultant
11 6 (3.75%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.75%) Windows Consultant
11 6 (3.75%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.25%) XML
2 7 (4.38%) .NET
3 6 (3.75%) HTML
3 6 (3.75%) WCF
4 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.25%) WF
6 1 (0.63%) COM
6 1 (0.63%) Java SE
6 1 (0.63%) Middleware
6 1 (0.63%) WAP
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.00%) Clustering
2 12 (7.50%) Replication
3 9 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.00%) PKI
5 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.75%) iPad
6 5 (3.13%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.88%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.88%) NHS
9 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.25%) Handset
9 2 (1.25%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.25%) Life Science
10 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 135 (84.38%) Windows
2 82 (51.25%) Windows Server
3 61 (38.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (30.63%) Windows 7
6 30 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (11.25%) Windows 8
8 13 (8.13%) Windows 10
9 10 (6.25%) Unix
10 8 (5.00%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.75%) AIX
12 5 (3.13%) Linux
13 2 (1.25%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.63%) Android
14 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.63%) Solaris
14 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.63%) ITIL
2 35 (21.88%) Migration
3 18 (11.25%) Change Management
4 17 (10.63%) High Availability
5 15 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.13%) ITIL V3
7 12 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.63%) Server Virtualisation
9 9 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.00%) DevOps
10 8 (5.00%) Server Building
11 7 (4.38%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (4.38%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (4.38%) Identity Management
11 7 (4.38%) Patch Management
11 7 (4.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.38%) Service Management
11 7 (4.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.50%) PowerShell
2 32 (20.00%) SQL
3 20 (12.50%) VBScript
4 8 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.75%) C#
6 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.50%) Python
7 2 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 159 (99.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (56.88%) MCSE
3 58 (36.25%) MCSA
4 44 (27.50%) MCP
5 35 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 34 (21.25%) MCTS
7 32 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 17 (10.63%) Degree
9 15 (9.38%) CCNA
9 15 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (5.00%) CCNP
11 6 (3.75%) ISTQB
11 6 (3.75%) MCDBA
11 6 (3.75%) MCDST
11 6 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (2.50%) CCIE
13 3 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.88%) MCPD
14 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
14 2 (1.25%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.88%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 108 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 43 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (24.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.75%) VMware ESX
5 8 (5.00%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.75%) XenApp
7 5 (3.13%) UAG
7 5 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.25%) vSphere
9 2 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.63%) KVM
10 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (13.75%) SCCM
2 16 (10.00%) SCOM
3 9 (5.63%) Nessus
4 8 (5.00%) WSUS
5 6 (3.75%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.75%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (3.75%) Netcool
5 6 (3.75%) XenMobile
6 4 (2.50%) Puppet
7 3 (1.88%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.88%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.25%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.25%) SCSM
8 2 (1.25%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 130 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 56 (35.00%) VMware
3 34 (21.25%) Cisco
4 32 (20.00%) Citrix
5 18 (11.25%) NetApp
6 12 (7.50%) SolarWinds
7 9 (5.63%) LANDesk
8 8 (5.00%) HP
8 8 (5.00%) Intel Security
9 6 (3.75%) Oracle
9 6 (3.75%) Veritas
10 4 (2.50%) Avaya
10 4 (2.50%) CA
11 3 (1.88%) Dell
11 3 (1.88%) EMC
11 3 (1.88%) RedGate
12 2 (1.25%) Kaseya
12 2 (1.25%) Kaspersky
12 2 (1.25%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.25%) Splunk
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