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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.26% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£324 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.47% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £18.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -21.12%
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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
144 85 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.90% 13.08% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 64
Average daily rate £362 £320 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% +19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £9.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £11.90 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) SNMP
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) PKI
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) LDAP
6 2 (22.22%) Firmware
6 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) X.500
7 1 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (11.11%) Replication
7 1 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) MCITP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SNMP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) X.500
2 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (22.22%) PKI
4 1 (11.11%) PDA
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) VMware