The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 125 101 106
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.038% 0.81% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 4.94% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 5
Average daily rate £135 £200 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £230
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
489 385 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.45% 16.43% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 223 176
Average daily rate £327 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £40.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.89 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCP
UK

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +4 1 £135 -22.85%
Edinburgh -29 1 £135 +1.12%
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing MCP 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 MCP.

1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) SCCM
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) MCTS
6 5 (29.41%) MS Office
6 5 (29.41%) MCSE
6 5 (29.41%) VBScript
6 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) MCDST
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
8 3 (17.65%) Software Packaging
8 3 (17.65%) CA
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (17.65%) MSI
8 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 3 (17.65%) LAN
8 3 (17.65%) WAN
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.76%) SLA
9 2 (11.76%) LDAP
9 2 (11.76%) MS Excel

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing MCP 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 MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MSI
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Desktop Support
3 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Packager
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Vista
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
1 5 (29.41%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) MCTS
2 5 (29.41%) MCSE
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (23.53%) MCDST
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) ACTC
6 1 (5.88%) CNE
6 1 (5.88%) Novell Certification
6 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) CA
3 2 (11.76%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) IBM