The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Glasgow region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 67 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.15% 0.77% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 5.11% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate £135 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
128 137 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.63% 15.14% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 86 47
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £363 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.42 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.22% +9.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
Scotland

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Glasgow region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Glasgow region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCP
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) MCDST
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCDST
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware