Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 158 157
Rank change year-on-year -34 -1 +15
Contract jobs citing MCP 5 4 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.096% 0.11% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.72% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 22
Scotland median daily rate £198 £118 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.09% -62.70% -3.08%
10th Percentile £108 £111 £102
90th Percentile £330 £444 £330
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £15.13 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.82% -23.75% +29.03%

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 867 554 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.70% 15.16% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 344 655
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £220
90th Percentile £500 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 46
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £31.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.73% -15.07% +43.02%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.84 £15.94
90th Percentile £62.38 £52.10 £42.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +47.73%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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
Edinburgh -30 2 £231 -25.10% 1
Glasgow - 2 £100 - 2
Renfrewshire -36 1 £270 +145.45%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Security
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (20.00%) XenMobile
4 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance

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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) ADSL
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) IT Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Mobility Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) AS400
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) HNC
4 1 (20.00%) HND
4 1 (20.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView
1 1 (20.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP