Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 739 687
Rank change year-on-year -48 -52 -121
Contract jobs citing MCITP 110 130 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.69% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 146
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.25% +1.70%
10th Percentile £176 £165 £205
90th Percentile £488 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% -5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 10
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -15.38% +11.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -15.38% +11.43%

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 19,122 18,746 22,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.57% 18.97% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,309 11,361 14,279
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £245 £240 £241
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 912 822
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +5.45% +20.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.24 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.68 £27.55
% change year-on-year -21.07% +14.97% +14.22%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -47 102 £399 -0.31% 36
UK excluding London -10 63 £375 +25.00% 32
London -45 40 £400 -5.88% 6
Midlands -8 21 £375 +25.00% 6
South East -17 18 £412 +17.57% 4
North of England -14 14 £255 -8.93% 11
West Midlands -21 14 £375 - 6
North West -15 11 £255 -8.93% 4
East Midlands +9 7 £450 +80.00%
East of England +2 4 - - 4
Scotland -27 4 £273 +5.83% 1
Yorkshire -17 3 - - 6
South West -1 1 - - 5
Wales -20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (88.18%) Windows
3 77 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 75 (68.18%) Microsoft
5 65 (59.09%) MCSE
6 61 (55.45%) Windows Server
7 55 (50.00%) VMware
8 50 (45.45%) Office 365
9 44 (40.00%) ITIL
10 41 (37.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
12 33 (30.00%) Security Cleared
13 32 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (27.27%) MS Exchange
15 27 (24.55%) SC Cleared
15 27 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (23.64%) Migration
17 25 (22.73%) MCTS
18 24 (21.82%) Cisco
19 23 (20.91%) Azure Active Directory
20 22 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
21 21 (19.09%) Server Management
21 21 (19.09%) SQL
22 20 (18.18%) MCSA
22 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
22 20 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
23 19 (17.27%) AirWatch
23 19 (17.27%) Citrix
24 18 (16.36%) Service Management
24 18 (16.36%) XenMobile

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 30 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.45%) SharePoint
3 15 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (8.18%) Skype for Business
5 6 (5.45%) IIS
5 6 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 50 (45.45%) Office 365
2 34 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (20.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.82%) IaaS
5 2 (1.82%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.91%) G Suite
6 1 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.91%) SaaS
6 1 (0.91%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 17 (15.45%) DNS
3 16 (14.55%) DHCP
4 12 (10.91%) Firewall
5 11 (10.00%) LAN
6 8 (7.27%) WAN
7 7 (6.36%) VLAN
8 6 (5.45%) SAN
8 6 (5.45%) VoIP
9 5 (4.55%) Wireless
10 4 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.73%) Internet
11 3 (2.73%) Kerberos
11 3 (2.73%) NAS
11 3 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.73%) Skype
12 2 (1.82%) SNMP
12 2 (1.82%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.82%) VPN
12 2 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) Big Data
5 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) HDInsight
5 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) HP UFT
1 3 (2.73%) TestDirector
1 3 (2.73%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (5.45%) Military
2 5 (4.55%) Back Office
3 4 (3.64%) Finance
3 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.73%) Automotive
4 3 (2.73%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (22.73%) Support Engineer
2 17 (15.45%) Consultant
3 15 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (13.64%) Windows Consultant
4 13 (11.82%) Desktop Support
5 11 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (10.00%) Analyst
5 11 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 10 (9.09%) Architect
7 9 (8.18%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Active Directory Consultant
8 7 (6.36%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Applications Support
9 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.45%) Senior Support Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) WSH
2 2 (1.82%) LDAP
3 1 (0.91%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.91%) COM
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.18%) Clustering
2 7 (6.36%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.73%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.73%) iPhone
3 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.73%) Replication
3 3 (2.73%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.73%) Wiki
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.82%) PDA
4 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.91%) Blog
5 1 (0.91%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (88.18%) Windows
2 61 (55.45%) Windows Server
3 32 (29.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.82%) Linux
5 13 (11.82%) Windows 10
5 13 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.36%) Android
8 5 (4.55%) Unix
9 4 (3.64%) AIX
9 4 (3.64%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.64%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.82%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.91%) Debian
12 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.00%) ITIL
2 26 (23.64%) Migration
3 21 (19.09%) Server Management
4 20 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
5 18 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (16.36%) Service Management
6 15 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 14 (12.73%) Project Management
8 13 (11.82%) Change Management
9 11 (10.00%) ITIL V3
9 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
10 9 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (8.18%) Identity Management
10 9 (8.18%) ITSM
11 8 (7.27%) Asset Management
12 6 (5.45%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (5.45%) Service Delivery Management
12 6 (5.45%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.09%) SQL
2 14 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.36%) VBScript
4 2 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (0.91%) C#
5 1 (0.91%) Java
5 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (59.09%) MCSE
3 33 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 27 (24.55%) SC Cleared
5 25 (22.73%) MCTS
6 20 (18.18%) MCSA
7 16 (14.55%) MCP
8 12 (10.91%) CCNA
8 12 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (9.09%) Degree
10 7 (6.36%) CCNP
10 7 (6.36%) CISSP
10 7 (6.36%) MCDBA
11 6 (5.45%) APMP
11 6 (5.45%) CISMP
11 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
12 5 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (3.64%) A+ Certification
13 4 (3.64%) ACSP
13 4 (3.64%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) JSP 440
2 5 (4.55%) SLA
3 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.82%) PMO
5 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 41 (37.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (6.36%) vSphere
4 7 (6.36%) XenApp
5 4 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.73%) XenServer
7 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 19 (17.27%) AirWatch
3 18 (16.36%) XenMobile
4 16 (14.55%) SCCM
5 8 (7.27%) WSUS
6 5 (4.55%) SCOM
7 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.73%) HP SIM
8 3 (2.73%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.82%) Netcool
9 2 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.00%) VMware
3 24 (21.82%) Cisco
4 19 (17.27%) Citrix
5 10 (9.09%) McAfee
6 6 (5.45%) Avaya
6 6 (5.45%) HP
6 6 (5.45%) SAP
7 5 (4.55%) F5
7 5 (4.55%) Veeam
8 4 (3.64%) Apple
8 4 (3.64%) Ivanti
9 3 (2.73%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.73%) Meraki
9 3 (2.73%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.73%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.73%) Veritas
10 2 (1.82%) Becrypt