The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 104 101 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing MCP 17 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 1.15% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 6.07% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 10
Median daily rate £320 £308 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £220
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +43.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
MCP
UK

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
454 544 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.03% 18.97% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 307 261
Median daily rate £330 £320 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 24
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £14.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

MCP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -8 10 £320 +3.22%
Edinburgh +25 4 £118 -47.77% 1
Glasgow -6 3 - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCP.

1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (73.91%) MCTS
3 11 (47.83%) DNS
4 10 (43.48%) Kerberos
4 10 (43.48%) LDAP
4 10 (43.48%) X.500
4 10 (43.48%) PKI
4 10 (43.48%) Replication
4 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
5 9 (39.13%) SCCM
6 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (30.43%) Software Delivery
6 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (30.43%) Firmware
6 7 (30.43%) SNMP
6 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
6 7 (30.43%) SSL
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) HP
8 2 (8.70%) CCNA
8 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.70%) MS Office
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) VMware
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Validation
8 2 (8.70%) TOGAF

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) DNS
2 10 (43.48%) Kerberos
2 10 (43.48%) LDAP
2 10 (43.48%) X.500
3 7 (30.43%) SNMP
3 7 (30.43%) SSL
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Consultant
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
3 1 (4.35%) Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Genesys Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) IT Support
3 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) PKI
1 10 (43.48%) Replication
2 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) IVR
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Software Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) Information Security
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
2 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) High Availability
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (73.91%) MCTS
3 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) SCCM
2 7 (30.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Genesys
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