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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 52 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.96% 0.39% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 2.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £338 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £335
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
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
143 147 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.84% 18.92% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 88 46
Average daily rate £339 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £15.77 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.25% +16.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (70.00%) Windows
4 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (50.00%) MCP
6 10 (50.00%) MCSE
7 9 (45.00%) MCSA
7 9 (45.00%) WinRunner
7 9 (45.00%) TestDirector
7 9 (45.00%) HP UFT
7 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
7 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (45.00%) MCITP
7 9 (45.00%) Change Management
7 9 (45.00%) VMware
7 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
9 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
9 7 (35.00%) PDA
10 6 (30.00%) LDAP
10 6 (30.00%) Citrix
11 5 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (25.00%) AIX
11 5 (25.00%) SQL
11 5 (25.00%) DNS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) LDAP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) Kerberos
3 4 (20.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) HP UFT
1 9 (45.00%) TestDirector
1 9 (45.00%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Design Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Tester
7 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Tester
7 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Applications Support
7 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) PDA
2 5 (25.00%) Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) Replication
3 4 (20.00%) PKI
4 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) AIX
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Change Management
1 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
1 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) MCP
3 10 (50.00%) MCSE
4 9 (45.00%) MCITP
4 9 (45.00%) MCSA
5 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (25.00%) Netcool
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Intel Security
4 5 (25.00%) Veritas
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago