The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 129 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing MCITP 1 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.033% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 1.81% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£355 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £226
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +41.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.64 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+5.61% +3.27%
MCITP
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
473 552 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.73% 20.21% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 274 242
Average daily rate £338 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 18
Average hourly rate £29.17 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £22.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 1 July 2015. 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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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
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Job
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Renfrewshire - 1 £355 -
MCITP
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MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) Windows
3 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 22 (78.57%) MCSA
5 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
6 16 (57.14%) VMware
6 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
6 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
7 15 (53.57%) MCSE
8 14 (50.00%) Citrix
9 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
10 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (35.71%) McAfee
11 10 (35.71%) WinRunner
11 10 (35.71%) TestDirector
11 10 (35.71%) HP UFT
11 10 (35.71%) Veritas
11 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
11 10 (35.71%) AIX
11 10 (35.71%) SQL
11 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
11 10 (35.71%) MCTS
11 10 (35.71%) PDA
11 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
11 10 (35.71%) VMware ESX
11 10 (35.71%) Clustering
11 10 (35.71%) Change Management
11 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
11 10 (35.71%) Test Automation

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) WinRunner
1 10 (35.71%) TestDirector
1 10 (35.71%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (21.43%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
1 10 (35.71%) PDA
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (35.71%) AIX
4 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Change Management
1 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
1 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (21.43%) High Availability
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) Validation
5 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) CMMI
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (21.43%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (78.57%) MCSA
3 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 15 (53.57%) MCSE
5 10 (35.71%) MCTS
5 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
6 4 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) ISEB
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) VMware ESX
2 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (35.71%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (32.14%) Netcool
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) VMware
3 14 (50.00%) Citrix
4 10 (35.71%) Veritas
4 10 (35.71%) McAfee
5 5 (17.86%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco