Period
to 16 October 2018

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 October 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 Professional (MCP)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 178 166
Rank change year-on-year -15 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing MCP 7 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.12% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.86% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 18
Scotland median daily rate £140 £123 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -61.78% +5.08%
10th Percentile £124 £112 £305
90th Percentile £208 £231 £343
UK median daily rate £205 £275 £300
% change year-on-year -25.45% -8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Scotland median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.31% -27.50% +21.21%

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 851 699 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.81% 14.44% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 385 711
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +9.85% -2.22%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £29.40 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.52% -22.63% +78.82%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.22 £14.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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
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 October 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
Glasgow -10 4 £135 +12.50% 1
Edinburgh -5 2 £177 -5.47% 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 £145 - 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
5 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
6 1 (14.29%) MCSA
6 1 (14.29%) HNC
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) COM
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) LAN

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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Server Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ACDT
4 1 (14.29%) ACHDS
4 1 (14.29%) ACTC
4 1 (14.29%) HNC
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) MCSM
4 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle