Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 754 690 609
Rank change year-on-year -64 -81 -127
Contract jobs citing MCITP 135 198 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.91% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 121 162
UK median daily rate £355 £344 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.20% +1.55% -3.21%
10th Percentile £174 £173 £158
90th Percentile £548 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 35
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.41% +17.31%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.31 £13.60
90th Percentile £73.34 £61.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% -2.50% +33.33%

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 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCITP over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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 +6 128 £365 +4.29% 27
UK excluding London -32 72 £348 +5.30% 17
London -4 62 £400 - 12
South East +6 27 £360 +2.86%
North of England +63 21 £280 -10.40% 5
Yorkshire +24 11 £300 -40.00%
North West +33 10 £280 +30.23% 5
Midlands +23 8 £375 +20.58% 7
East Midlands +9 5 £275 -1.79% 4
South West +5 5 - - 1
Scotland -21 4 - -
East of England -41 4 £300 -26.83% 2
West Midlands +30 3 £388 +24.60% 3
Wales +5 3 £148 -68.95% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 133 (98.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (73.33%) Windows
3 82 (60.74%) Microsoft
4 75 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 68 (50.37%) MCSE
6 61 (45.19%) ITIL
7 50 (37.04%) SQL
8 49 (36.30%) VMware
9 45 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 44 (32.59%) SQL Server
11 40 (29.63%) Office 365
12 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
12 36 (26.67%) MCTS
13 35 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (25.93%) DNS
14 34 (25.19%) PowerShell
15 32 (23.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (23.70%) MCSA
15 32 (23.70%) Finance
16 31 (22.96%) DHCP
16 31 (22.96%) SCOM
17 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
18 28 (20.74%) SCCM
19 25 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
19 25 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
20 24 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
20 24 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 24 (17.78%) Service Management
20 24 (17.78%) SAN
21 23 (17.04%) 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 36 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.93%) IIS
4 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.96%) Apache
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (29.63%) Office 365
2 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.44%) G Suite
6 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.93%) DNS
2 31 (22.96%) DHCP
3 24 (17.78%) SAN
4 18 (13.33%) Firewall
5 13 (9.63%) LAN
5 13 (9.63%) WAN
6 12 (8.89%) TCP/IP
7 11 (8.15%) NAS
8 6 (4.44%) Wireless
9 4 (2.96%) Internet
9 4 (2.96%) VLAN
9 4 (2.96%) VPN
10 3 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.22%) VoIP
11 2 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.74%) PBX
12 1 (0.74%) SMTP
12 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (32.59%) SQL Server
2 32 (23.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (15.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (13.33%) QlikView
6 17 (12.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 14 (10.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (4.44%) OLAP
11 6 (4.44%) OLTP
12 5 (3.70%) Big Data
12 5 (3.70%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.96%) Data Mart
14 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (13.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.22%) WiX
General
1 32 (23.70%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Banking
3 10 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.70%) Local Government
5 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (17.04%) Developer
1 23 (17.04%) SQL Developer
2 17 (12.59%) Field Engineer
3 13 (9.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (9.63%) Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.89%) Senior Developer
4 12 (8.89%) Senior SQL Developer
4 12 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.15%) Architect
6 10 (7.41%) DBA
6 10 (7.41%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) ETL Developer
7 9 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
7 9 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
7 9 (6.67%) SSRS Developer
7 9 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.93%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.11%) XML
2 6 (4.44%) .NET
2 6 (4.44%) MDX
3 3 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.22%) WCF
4 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.74%) CSS
4 1 (0.74%) HTML
4 1 (0.74%) jQuery
4 1 (0.74%) JSON
4 1 (0.74%) Web Services
4 1 (0.74%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.67%) Clustering
3 5 (3.70%) iPhone
3 5 (3.70%) Replication
4 4 (2.96%) BYOD
5 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.22%) HP Storage
5 3 (2.22%) iPad
5 3 (2.22%) Wiki
6 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.48%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.74%) Life Science
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 99 (73.33%) Windows
2 45 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 24 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (14.07%) Windows 7
6 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (8.89%) Windows 10
8 11 (8.15%) Linux
9 7 (5.19%) Solaris
9 7 (5.19%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.70%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.96%) Android
12 3 (2.22%) Unix
13 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.19%) ITIL
2 24 (17.78%) Service Management
3 22 (16.30%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (14.81%) Customer Engagement
4 20 (14.81%) ETL
5 16 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 12 (8.89%) Analytical Thinking
8 10 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.41%) Migration
9 8 (5.93%) ITIL V3
10 7 (5.19%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.19%) DevOps
10 7 (5.19%) High Availability
11 6 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.44%) Fund Management
11 6 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (4.44%) Kimball Methodology
11 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.04%) SQL
2 34 (25.19%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.96%) C#
6 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (98.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (50.37%) MCSE
3 36 (26.67%) MCTS
4 32 (23.70%) MCSA
5 24 (17.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (17.04%) Degree
7 11 (8.15%) MCP
8 9 (6.67%) CCNA
8 9 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (5.93%) A+ Certification
10 6 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (3.70%) CCA
11 5 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (3.70%) MCDST
11 5 (3.70%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
12 4 (2.96%) CCSP
13 3 (2.22%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.22%) VCP5
14 2 (1.48%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 35 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.93%) vSphere
5 7 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.96%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.22%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.48%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.48%) vCloud
8 2 (1.48%) XenApp
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (22.96%) SCOM
2 28 (20.74%) SCCM
3 10 (7.41%) WSUS
4 7 (5.19%) Backup Exec
4 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.48%) SmoothWall
7 2 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.74%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 82 (60.74%) Microsoft
2 49 (36.30%) VMware
3 23 (17.04%) Citrix
3 23 (17.04%) RedGate
4 19 (14.07%) HP
5 17 (12.59%) Cisco
6 9 (6.67%) Apple
7 8 (5.93%) Dell
7 8 (5.93%) Google
7 8 (5.93%) Veeam
8 7 (5.19%) StorageTek
8 7 (5.19%) Sun
9 6 (4.44%) Tableau
10 5 (3.70%) EqualLogic
10 5 (3.70%) Sophos
10 5 (3.70%) Symantec
11 4 (2.96%) Juniper
11 4 (2.96%) Meraki
12 3 (2.22%) Kaseya
12 3 (2.22%) Ruckus Wireless