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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 112 117 109
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing MCP 14 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.56% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 3.77% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 18
Median daily rate £321 £290 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% -11.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £125 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+26.08% -13.43%
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
512 478 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.26% 14.82% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 243 290
Median daily rate £325 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
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 28 September 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 -17 12 £321 -0.69%
Glasgow +2 2 - - 1
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MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 35 (94.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (89.19%) Active Directory
3 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
3 32 (86.49%) MCTS
4 17 (45.95%) DNS
5 15 (40.54%) SCCM
6 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
6 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
7 13 (35.14%) SNMP
7 13 (35.14%) SSL
7 13 (35.14%) Windows
8 12 (32.43%) Firmware
8 12 (32.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (32.43%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (32.43%) Software Delivery
9 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
10 10 (27.03%) PKI
11 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
11 9 (24.32%) X.500
11 9 (24.32%) Replication
11 9 (24.32%) LDAP
11 9 (24.32%) SQL
11 9 (24.32%) Kerberos
12 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
12 8 (21.62%) MCITP
12 8 (21.62%) Content Management
13 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
13 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
13 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010

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 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) DNS
2 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
3 13 (35.14%) SNMP
3 13 (35.14%) SSL
4 9 (24.32%) Kerberos
4 9 (24.32%) LDAP
4 9 (24.32%) X.500
5 7 (18.92%) Firewall
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security
6 1 (2.70%) SMS
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Genesys Developer
5 1 (2.70%) IT Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) IT Support
5 1 (2.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Build Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) VXML
1 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (27.03%) PKI
3 9 (24.32%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) IVR
5 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Software Delivery
2 8 (21.62%) Content Management
3 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Content Management
5 1 (2.70%) High Availability
5 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.70%) Information Security
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) OO
5 1 (2.70%) OOP
5 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Security Management
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) SIEM
5 1 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (94.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (86.49%) MCTS
3 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
4 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) MCITP
6 4 (10.81%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (5.41%) MCSE
8 1 (2.70%) CCNA
8 1 (2.70%) CCNP
8 1 (2.70%) CISA
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.70%) CISM
8 1 (2.70%) CISSP
8 1 (2.70%) MCSA
System Software
1 33 (89.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (32.43%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) SCCM
2 12 (32.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Genesys
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
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