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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank - 49 64
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - 1.19% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.56% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 - £29.00

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
84 144 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.07% 21.46% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 72
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.89 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.84% +109.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) OOD
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) MCAD
4 3 (42.86%) MCSD
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 3 (42.86%) NUnit
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (42.86%) Moq
4 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
4 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 3 (42.86%) Unity DI Container

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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Kerberos
1 1 (14.29%) LDAP
1 1 (14.29%) SNMP
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Moq
1 3 (42.86%) NUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
1 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Entity Framework
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
1 3 (42.86%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) AIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) OOD
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) MCAD
2 3 (42.86%) MCSD
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 2 (28.57%) MCSA
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (28.57%) Netcool
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
2 2 (28.57%) Veritas