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 26 May 2016 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 64 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.62% 0.23% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 1.24% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £310 £255 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% +88.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £274 £287
% change year-on-year
+11.41% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +7.14%
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
158 161 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 24.65% 18.48% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 69 62
Median daily rate £365 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 6
Median hourly rate - £31.70 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +101.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for MCP.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) MCTS
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 4 (44.44%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) SSL
6 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (33.33%) ServiceNow
6 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
6 3 (33.33%) MCSE
6 3 (33.33%) SNMP
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) Firmware
6 3 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) Service Management
6 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (33.33%) Front Office
6 3 (33.33%) Banking
7 2 (22.22%) Content Management
7 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
7 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 2 (22.22%) Change Management
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SNMP
1 3 (33.33%) SSL
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Front Office
1 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) Service Management
1 3 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Content Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCTS
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) MCITP
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 1 (11.11%) FactSet
3 1 (11.11%) Fidessa
3 1 (11.11%) Reuters