The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCITP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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)
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 125 134
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9  
Contract jobs citing MCITP 7 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.88% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 3.47% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 1
Scotland median daily rate £258 £295 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.71% -16.90%  
UK median daily rate £450 £330 £323
% change year-on-year +36.36% +2.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £35.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -53.52% +102.85%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 328 749 491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.88% 25.32% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 1124 477
Scotland median daily rate £369 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.81% -1.49%  
10th Percentile £210 £230 £237
90th Percentile £552 £450 £451
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 123 41
Scotland median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.77%  
10th Percentile £22.00 £22.90 £12.10
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  

MCITP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing MCITP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for MCITP in Scotland

MCITP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCITP in Scotland

MCITP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCITP in Scotland

MCITP
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 MCITP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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 +37 3 £254 -13.98%
Edinburgh +14 2 £350 +42.85%
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Clustering
4 6 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) MCSE
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) MCTS
5 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
5 5 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (33.33%) SCOM
6 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (25.00%) AIX
7 3 (25.00%) Veritas
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) Netcool
7 3 (25.00%) McAfee
7 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared

MCITP
Co-occurring 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) DBA
1 3 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Database Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) IT Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) IT Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Statistics
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) MCSA
3 5 (41.67%) MCSE
3 5 (41.67%) MCTS
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (16.67%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (25.00%) Netcool
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (16.67%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
4 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee
2 3 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) CA