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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 118 115 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 27 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.55% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.69% 3.23% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 8
Median daily rate £316 £300 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +122.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £166 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £348 £189
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £274 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +3.44%
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
732 495 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.35% 17.09% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 244 248
Median daily rate £335 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 32
Median hourly rate £38.00 £28.22 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.65% +56.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -27 16 £328 -5.74%
Edinburgh -10 5 £126 -43.88%
Glasgow +5 4 £310 +21.56%
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
3 30 (68.18%) MCTS
4 28 (63.64%) Windows
5 18 (40.91%) Windows Server
6 16 (36.36%) DNS
7 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
7 14 (31.82%) Content Management
7 14 (31.82%) SCCM
7 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 13 (29.55%) Degree
9 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 10 (22.73%) ITIL
10 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
10 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
10 10 (22.73%) PKI
11 9 (20.45%) MS Office
12 8 (18.18%) SQL
12 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
12 8 (18.18%) LDAP
12 8 (18.18%) Kerberos
12 8 (18.18%) X.500
12 8 (18.18%) MCITP
12 8 (18.18%) Finance
12 8 (18.18%) Replication
12 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
12 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework

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 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.55%) CICS
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) assyst
2 1 (2.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) DNS
2 8 (18.18%) Kerberos
2 8 (18.18%) LDAP
2 8 (18.18%) X.500
3 7 (15.91%) Firewall
3 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.64%) SNMP
4 6 (13.64%) SSL
5 4 (9.09%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) Broadband
6 2 (4.55%) Network Security
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) SMS
7 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 3 (6.82%) Front Office
2 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) SharePoint Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Consultant
3 4 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.82%) IT Support
4 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (4.55%) IT Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) SIEM Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
1 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) PKI
2 8 (18.18%) Replication
3 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
6 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Content Management
2 10 (22.73%) ITIL
3 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
3 7 (15.91%) Service Management
3 7 (15.91%) Validation
4 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.36%) Software Delivery
5 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) Security Management
5 2 (4.55%) Security Operations
5 2 (4.55%) SIEM
6 1 (2.27%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.27%) Migration
6 1 (2.27%) OO
6 1 (2.27%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (68.18%) MCTS
3 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
4 13 (29.55%) Degree
5 8 (18.18%) MCITP
5 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 6 (13.64%) MCSE
7 5 (11.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.55%) CCNA
8 2 (4.55%) CCNP
8 2 (4.55%) CISA
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.55%) CISM
8 2 (4.55%) CISSP
8 2 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Firmware
3 2 (4.55%) RACF
3 2 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) FactSet
5 1 (2.27%) Fidessa
5 1 (2.27%) Reuters