The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - - 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 41 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 22.22% 19.90% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 22
Average daily rate £350 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCTS
Scotland

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCTS across the Aberdeen region.

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

MCTS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) VBScript
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SCCM
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Software Packaging
3 3 (50.00%) CA
3 3 (50.00%) MSI
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) VBScript
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) CA