The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 28 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 0.96% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +42.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
19 64 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.27% 30.77% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 13
Average daily rate £310 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £130 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £417 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CommVault
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Altiris
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) EMC