The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 68 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing MCP 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% 0.73% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 3.24% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£200 £175 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -44.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.73 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -0.12%
MCP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
141 185 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.45% 22.59% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 52
Average daily rate £325 £374 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +24.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 8
Average hourly rate £27.44 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.30% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £9.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £18.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Technician
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix