The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MCITP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.30% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -11.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -71.76%  

MCITP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 126 145 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 12.56% 9.47% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 76 73
Median daily rate £425 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing MCITP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in Edinburgh

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCITP in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCITP in Edinburgh

MCITP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCITP in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCITP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Security Patching
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) MCDBA
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance

MCITP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Database Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA