The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 10 July 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 Edinburgh 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 80 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.16% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.62% +21.21%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
124 85 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.93% 8.77% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 39 27
Average daily rate £350 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £414 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £23.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
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MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MCTS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM