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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 105 111 99
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing MCITP 23 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.81% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.97% 1.35% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
Average daily rate
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£349 £275 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.81% +26.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -15.15%
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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
579 371 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.49% 15.08% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 190 157
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 38
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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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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 -10 9 £338 +22.72%
Edinburgh -2 5 £364 -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 16 (61.54%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
4 14 (53.85%) MCSE
5 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
6 11 (42.31%) HTML
6 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 11 (42.31%) Clustering
7 10 (38.46%) HP
8 9 (34.62%) Citrix
8 9 (34.62%) .NET
8 9 (34.62%) MCSA
8 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
8 9 (34.62%) VMware
8 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (34.62%) MCTS
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL
9 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (26.92%) Cisco
10 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
10 7 (26.92%) JSP
10 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
10 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
10 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
10 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (7.69%) IIS
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) WinRunner
1 5 (19.23%) TestDirector
1 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Test Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Deskside Support
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) HTML
2 9 (34.62%) .NET
3 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 7 (26.92%) JSP
4 4 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) PDA
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 5 (19.23%) UNIX
5 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 5 (19.23%) AIX
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Windows NT
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
4 4 (15.38%) High Availability
4 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) PowerShell
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 14 (53.85%) MCSE
4 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
5 9 (34.62%) MCTS
5 9 (34.62%) MCSA
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
9 1 (3.85%) CCNA
9 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (19.23%) Netcool
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) HP
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco
5 6 (23.08%) Veritas
6 5 (19.23%) McAfee
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (3.85%) CommVault
8 1 (3.85%) Altiris