Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 176 147
Rank change year-on-year +5 -29 +2
Contract jobs citing MCP 13 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.27% 0.17% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 1.22% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 19
Scotland median daily rate £138 £250 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.80% -21.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £134 £109 £267
90th Percentile £184 £360 £350
UK median daily rate £196 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -34.79% - -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £73.00 - £19.00
10th Percentile £27.30 - £17.00
90th Percentile £121.90 - £21.00
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.62% -9.38% +3.23%

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 720 657 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.16% 13.88% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 407 479
Scotland median daily rate £413 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.49% +8.82% -2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £233
90th Percentile £538 £510 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 34
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -31.43% +72.84%
10th Percentile £15.50 £11.25 £13.52
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.19 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +14.58% -5.88% -5.56%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 January 2019. 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
Glasgow -11 8 £138 +38.00%
Edinburgh -5 2 £230 -20.17% 3
Aberdeen - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £145 - 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCP 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 MCP.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Windows 10
4 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (69.23%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) MCDST
5 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
6 6 (46.15%) ITIL
7 5 (38.46%) Java
7 5 (38.46%) Oracle
7 5 (38.46%) MCSA
7 5 (38.46%) LAN
7 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 5 (38.46%) Apple
7 5 (38.46%) Internet
7 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
7 5 (38.46%) Citrix
7 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
7 5 (38.46%) ACTC
7 5 (38.46%) ACHDS
7 5 (38.46%) ACDT
7 5 (38.46%) Wireless
7 5 (38.46%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (38.46%) MCSM
8 4 (30.77%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (30.77%) Validation
8 4 (30.77%) Change Management
8 4 (30.77%) Ethernet

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
1 5 (38.46%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
2 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
3 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
3 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
4 1 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 10
3 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Server Management
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) MCSE
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (53.85%) MCDST
3 5 (38.46%) ACDT
3 5 (38.46%) ACHDS
3 5 (38.46%) ACTC
3 5 (38.46%) MCSA
3 5 (38.46%) MCSM
3 5 (38.46%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Apple
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) HP