Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 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 Professional (MCP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 157 158
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 2.45% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 27
Scotland median daily rate £123 £320 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.72% +10.34% -10.77%
10th Percentile £112 £305 £210
90th Percentile £231 £344 £331
UK median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £18.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year -19.58% +16.32% -6.06%

MCP 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 705 978 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.03% 22.69% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 605 524
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £213
90th Percentile £514 £465 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 26
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +48.97%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Scotland

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Scotland

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCP in Scotland

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -7 4 £188 +59.57% 2
Glasgow -12 2 £120 -
Renfrewshire +22 1 £110 -65.63%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) CommVault
5 2 (28.57%) MCSA
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

MCP
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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SAN Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) HND
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) CommVault
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix