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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 55 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.68% 1.11% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 7.35% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £195 £270 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -16.59%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.39% -12.22%
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
106 136 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.15% 15.09% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 76
Median daily rate £325 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £423 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 16
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

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 1 October 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) MCITP
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Office 365
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) StarTeam
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) SCCM
4 4 (40.00%) Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) SNMP
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) AIX

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 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SNMP
1 4 (40.00%) SSL
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 4 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
1 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) MCITP
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (40.00%) MCSA
4 4 (40.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Firmware
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (40.00%) Netcool
1 4 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (40.00%) Veritas