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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Rank 125 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing MCITP 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.44% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£355 £357 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% +137.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.68% -21.25%
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
487 487 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.72% 19.26% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 231 247
Average daily rate £340 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 14
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 £11.74 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.80 £25.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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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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
Renfrewshire -1 2 £355 -6.08%
Glasgow - 2 - -
MCITP
UK

MCITP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (89.47%) Windows
3 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
4 29 (76.32%) MCSA
5 23 (60.53%) MCSE
6 22 (57.89%) VMware
7 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
7 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
8 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 19 (50.00%) Citrix
9 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
10 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (39.47%) WinRunner
12 15 (39.47%) TestDirector
12 15 (39.47%) QuickTest Pro
12 15 (39.47%) Veritas
12 15 (39.47%) AIX
12 15 (39.47%) Windows XP
12 15 (39.47%) SQL
12 15 (39.47%) VMware ESX
12 15 (39.47%) Clustering
12 15 (39.47%) Change Management
12 15 (39.47%) McAfee
12 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
12 15 (39.47%) MCTS
12 15 (39.47%) PDA
12 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
12 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
12 15 (39.47%) HP Quality Center

MCITP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) DNS
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) WinRunner
1 15 (39.47%) TestDirector
1 15 (39.47%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Test Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Deskside Support
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.63%) Tester
5 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Technical Tester
5 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.63%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Clustering
1 15 (39.47%) PDA
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (39.47%) AIX
5 15 (39.47%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Change Management
1 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
1 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
2 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) ITIL
4 7 (18.42%) Validation
4 7 (18.42%) High Availability
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.63%) CMMI
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
3 7 (18.42%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (76.32%) MCSA
3 23 (60.53%) MCSE
4 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
4 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
5 15 (39.47%) MCTS
6 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
7 4 (10.53%) Degree
8 3 (7.89%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.63%) ISEB
9 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (39.47%) VMware ESX
2 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
3 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) HP Quality Center
1 15 (39.47%) McAfee ePO
2 14 (36.84%) Netcool
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (86.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (57.89%) VMware
3 19 (50.00%) Citrix
4 15 (39.47%) Veritas
4 15 (39.47%) McAfee
5 6 (15.79%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Altiris