The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 47 41 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing MCTS 7 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.29% 2.48% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.60% 13.87% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £195 £294 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.61% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +121.90%
MCTS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
106 137 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.52% 17.89% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 80 62
Median daily rate £325 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £155 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £32.00 £13.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -19.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Veritas
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) AIX
4 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 4 (44.44%) MCSA
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Netcool
4 4 (44.44%) Intel Security
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 4 (44.44%) Change Management
4 4 (44.44%) Clustering
4 4 (44.44%) StarTeam
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) MCITP
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 10

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
1 1 (11.11%) SNMP
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) StarTeam
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) Moq
2 3 (33.33%) NUnit
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) AIX
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) Server Virtualisation
1 4 (44.44%) Smoke Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOD
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) MCAD
3 3 (33.33%) MCSD
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (44.44%) Netcool
2 1 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Intel Security
2 4 (44.44%) Veritas