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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 68 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.23% 0.83% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 3.66% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£270 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
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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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 191 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 15.56% 22.74% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 65 52
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £246 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Average hourly rate £27.44 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.30% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £18.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) PDA
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
3 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
3 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (60.00%) Veritas
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) AIX
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) .NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) WinRunner
1 3 (60.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
1 3 (60.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (40.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Veritas
2 3 (60.00%) McAfee
2 3 (60.00%) VMware