Period
to 25 September 2018

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 6 months to 25 September 2018 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 180 157
Rank change year-on-year -22 -23 +26
Contract jobs citing MCITP 2 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.037% 0.19% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 1.30% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 31
Scotland median daily rate £280 £258 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.74% -6.36% -9.84%
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +3.33% +8.85% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Scotland median hourly rate - £25.63 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.82% +82.28%
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% -15.38% +23.65%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 864 692 1,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.97% 14.58% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 380 750
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.44% -1.91%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £225
90th Percentile £536 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 60
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00% +39.77%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.17 £14.09
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -26 2 £280 +10.34%
MCITP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCITP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCITP.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) WinRunner
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) PDA
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (100.00%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Records Management
1 2 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) VMware