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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 532 444
Rank change year-on-year +6 -88  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 61 120 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.03% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 85 117
Median daily rate £450 £335 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.32% +3.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.16% +116.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year -54.16% +116.41%  

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 8905 11622 10650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.90% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5328 7267 6206
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 £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 440 554
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +11 52 £500 +36.98% 38
London +16 33 £500 +17.64% 11
South East +17 9 £375 - 6
Scotland +21 7 £258 -14.87%
Renfrewshire +38 3 £254 -13.98%
Erskine +35 3 £254 -13.98%
West Midlands +21 3 £363 -14.70% 4
City of London -5 3 £425 - 2
Milton Keynes -10 3 £450 +26.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £450 +26.76% 2
West Sussex +19 2 - -
Edinburgh +14 2 £350 +42.85%
Berkshire +13 2 - -
Hertfordshire -5 2 £550 +50.68% 1
Wales -6 2 £110 -68.57%
East of England -11 2 £550 +43.79% 1
East Midlands - 2 £310 - 2
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
Yorkshire +22 1 - - 3
North West +17 1 - - 5
Manchester +15 1 - - 1
Birmingham +14 1 £400 - 3
South West +2 1 - - 4
Kent 0 1 - - 1
Cardiff -1 1 £110 -68.57%
Hampshire -2 1 £300 -25.92% 1
Portsmouth -2 1 £300 -28.35%
South Wales -6 1 £110 -68.57%
West Wales - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (81.94%) Windows
3 112 (72.26%) Microsoft
4 99 (63.87%) Active Directory
5 87 (56.13%) MCSE
6 72 (46.45%) Windows Server
7 62 (40.00%) ITIL
8 53 (34.19%) SQL Server
8 53 (34.19%) VMware
8 53 (34.19%) PowerShell
9 49 (31.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (28.39%) Office 365
11 44 (28.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (28.39%) MCTS
12 41 (26.45%) MCSA
12 41 (26.45%) MS Exchange
13 40 (25.81%) Hyper-V
14 38 (24.52%) SQL
15 37 (23.87%) Windows 7
16 34 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (21.29%) MCP
18 32 (20.65%) Citrix
18 32 (20.65%) Clustering
18 32 (20.65%) Finance
19 31 (20.00%) Migration
20 30 (19.35%) Firewall
20 30 (19.35%) SCOM
21 28 (18.06%) SAN
22 27 (17.42%) 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 41 (26.45%) MS Exchange
2 23 (14.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.61%) SharePoint
3 18 (11.61%) Skype for Business
4 13 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (7.74%) IIS
6 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.87%) MS Project Server
8 4 (2.58%) Apache
9 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.39%) Office 365
2 34 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.23%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.94%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.29%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.35%) Firewall
2 28 (18.06%) SAN
3 21 (13.55%) DHCP
4 20 (12.90%) DNS
5 15 (9.68%) Skype
6 14 (9.03%) VoIP
7 13 (8.39%) NAS
8 10 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (5.16%) WAN
10 6 (3.87%) LAN
11 5 (3.23%) VPN
12 3 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.94%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.29%) Internet
13 2 (1.29%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.29%) MPLS
13 2 (1.29%) Network Security
13 2 (1.29%) SSL
13 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
13 2 (1.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (34.19%) SQL Server
2 27 (17.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (7.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (7.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (5.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (5.16%) Big Data
6 8 (5.16%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.23%) Data Mart
8 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.58%) QlikView
10 2 (1.29%) OLAP
10 2 (1.29%) OLTP
10 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.58%) WiX
4 3 (1.94%) StarTeam
5 2 (1.29%) CruiseControl
5 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 32 (20.65%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Banking
3 5 (3.23%) Retail
4 4 (2.58%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (12.26%) Consultant
2 15 (9.68%) Architect
3 14 (9.03%) Analyst
4 13 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (7.74%) Technical Architect
6 11 (7.10%) Server Engineer
6 11 (7.10%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (6.45%) Administrator
7 10 (6.45%) Field Engineer
7 10 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) Developer
8 9 (5.81%) SQL Developer
8 9 (5.81%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (4.52%) DBA
10 7 (4.52%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.52%) SQL DBA
10 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.68%) XML
2 10 (6.45%) .NET
3 7 (4.52%) WCF
4 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.94%) HTML
6 2 (1.29%) Java SE
6 2 (1.29%) MDX
6 2 (1.29%) Middleware
6 2 (1.29%) WF
7 1 (0.65%) COM
7 1 (0.65%) WAP
7 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.65%) Clustering
2 10 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.16%) Replication
4 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.87%) iPad
5 5 (3.23%) PKI
6 3 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.94%) NHS
6 3 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.29%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.29%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.29%) Life Science
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 127 (81.94%) Windows
2 72 (46.45%) Windows Server
3 49 (31.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (23.87%) Windows 7
6 27 (17.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (9.68%) Windows 10
8 14 (9.03%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.81%) Solaris
9 9 (5.81%) Windows Vista
10 8 (5.16%) Linux
10 8 (5.16%) Unix
11 6 (3.87%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.58%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.94%) AIX
13 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.65%) Android
15 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (40.00%) ITIL
2 31 (20.00%) Migration
3 17 (10.97%) Service Management
4 15 (9.68%) ITIL V3
5 14 (9.03%) Change Management
5 14 (9.03%) Customer Engagement
6 13 (8.39%) DevOps
7 11 (7.10%) PRINCE2
8 10 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.16%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.16%) High Availability
10 8 (5.16%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (5.16%) Server Virtualisation
11 7 (4.52%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.52%) ETL
11 7 (4.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (34.19%) PowerShell
2 38 (24.52%) SQL
3 12 (7.74%) VBScript
4 8 (5.16%) C#
5 7 (4.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (1.29%) Python
6 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 155 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (56.13%) MCSE
3 44 (28.39%) MCTS
4 41 (26.45%) MCSA
5 33 (21.29%) MCP
6 26 (16.77%) Security Cleared
7 24 (15.48%) SC Cleared
8 22 (14.19%) Degree
9 20 (12.90%) CCNA
9 20 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (7.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (4.52%) CCNP
12 6 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (3.87%) DV Cleared
13 5 (3.23%) CCSP
14 4 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (2.58%) MCDBA
14 4 (2.58%) MCDST
15 3 (1.94%) CCA
15 3 (1.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) SLA
2 5 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.23%) QA
3 3 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 99 (63.87%) Active Directory
2 44 (28.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (25.81%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.32%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.52%) XenApp
6 6 (3.87%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.94%) KVM
7 3 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.94%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.94%) UAG
7 3 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.29%) XenServer
9 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 30 (19.35%) SCOM
2 26 (16.77%) SCCM
3 12 (7.74%) WSUS
4 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (3.87%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.87%) XenMobile
6 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (3.23%) Nessus
6 5 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.94%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.94%) Netcool
8 2 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.29%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.29%) Puppet
8 2 (1.29%) SCSM
8 2 (1.29%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 112 (72.26%) Microsoft
2 53 (34.19%) VMware
3 32 (20.65%) Citrix
4 26 (16.77%) Cisco
5 18 (11.61%) HP
6 10 (6.45%) NetApp
7 9 (5.81%) RedGate
7 9 (5.81%) StorageTek
7 9 (5.81%) Sun
8 7 (4.52%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.87%) McAfee
10 5 (3.23%) LANDesk
11 4 (2.58%) Avaya
11 4 (2.58%) CA
11 4 (2.58%) Dell
11 4 (2.58%) Kaseya
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle
12 3 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.94%) SAP
12 3 (1.94%) Veritas
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