The first table below looks at the demand for MCITP in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCITP over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Scotland 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 115 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing MCITP 17 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 1.38% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate
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£346 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.88% -30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +21.21%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
606 362 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.98% 14.69% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 189 131
Average daily rate £347 £355 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +14.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.43 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCITP
UK

MCITP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MCITP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCITP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCITP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MCITP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCITP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MCITP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 8 £338 - 1
Aberdeen +4 1 £325 +8.33%
Edinburgh - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Ayrshire - - - -
MCITP
UK

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing MCITP 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 MCITP.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 18 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 18 (81.82%) Security Cleared
4 14 (63.64%) ISTQB
4 14 (63.64%) Windows
5 11 (50.00%) MCSE
5 11 (50.00%) HP
6 10 (45.45%) MCSA
6 10 (45.45%) HTML
6 10 (45.45%) VMware
6 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
7 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (40.91%) MCTS
7 9 (40.91%) Clustering
7 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (40.91%) Citrix
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (36.36%) Netcool
8 8 (36.36%) Veritas
8 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
9 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
9 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
9 7 (31.82%) PDA
9 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
9 7 (31.82%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (31.82%) Software Testing

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing MCITP 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 MCITP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) WinRunner
1 7 (31.82%) TestDirector
1 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
1 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Test Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) Security Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
2 7 (31.82%) JSP
3 3 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Clustering
2 7 (31.82%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
5 7 (31.82%) AIX
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 5 (22.73%) UNIX
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Change Management
1 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
1 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
1 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (81.82%) SC Cleared
2 18 (81.82%) Security Cleared
3 14 (63.64%) ISTQB
4 11 (50.00%) MCSE
5 10 (45.45%) MCSA
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (40.91%) MCTS
7 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
7 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (9.09%) CCNA
9 1 (4.55%) CISSP
9 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (4.55%) VCP4
9 1 (4.55%) VCP5
9 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
1 7 (31.82%) Hyper-V
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) vCloud
5 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (36.36%) Netcool
3 7 (31.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) HP
3 10 (45.45%) VMware
4 9 (40.91%) Citrix
5 8 (36.36%) Veritas
6 7 (31.82%) McAfee
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) Symantec
8 1 (4.55%) Altiris
8 1 (4.55%) CommVault
8 1 (4.55%) NetApp
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) EMC