The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 34 15 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Contract jobs citing MCTS 33 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.66% 11.32% 3.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.41% 16.44% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 3
Median daily rate £292 £347 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.89% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £332 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £352 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £331 £379
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +88.80%
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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
317 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 83.20% 68.87% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 52 64
Median daily rate £321 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.95% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCTS across the Renfrewshire region.

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -18 32 £292 -15.89%
MCTS
Scotland

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (85.48%) Active Directory
3 48 (77.42%) Windows
4 38 (61.29%) SQL
4 38 (61.29%) MCITP
5 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
6 35 (56.45%) Windows 7
7 34 (54.84%) Test Automation
7 34 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (54.84%) HP Quality Center
7 34 (54.84%) Software Testing
7 34 (54.84%) Change Management
7 34 (54.84%) VMware
7 34 (54.84%) MCSE
7 34 (54.84%) MCSA
7 34 (54.84%) Windows XP
7 34 (54.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (54.84%) WinRunner
7 34 (54.84%) TestDirector
7 34 (54.84%) HP UFT
7 34 (54.84%) Veritas
8 32 (51.61%) Netcool
8 32 (51.61%) Intel Security
8 32 (51.61%) AIX
8 32 (51.61%) VMware ESX
8 32 (51.61%) Clustering
8 32 (51.61%) Citrix
8 32 (51.61%) McAfee ePO
8 32 (51.61%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.42%) DNS
2 10 (16.13%) Kerberos
2 10 (16.13%) LDAP
2 10 (16.13%) X.500
3 6 (9.68%) Firewall
4 4 (6.45%) SNMP
4 4 (6.45%) SSL
4 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) LAN
5 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (54.84%) HP UFT
1 34 (54.84%) TestDirector
1 34 (54.84%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Analyst
1 23 (37.10%) Test Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Active Directory Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) SharePoint Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) Exchange Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) Office 365 Consultant
10 1 (1.61%) Technical Test Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) .NET
1 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (51.61%) Clustering
2 30 (48.39%) PDA
3 15 (24.19%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (16.13%) PKI
4 10 (16.13%) Replication
5 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 48 (77.42%) Windows
2 35 (56.45%) Windows 7
3 34 (54.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 34 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (54.84%) Windows XP
4 32 (51.61%) AIX
5 16 (25.81%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Change Management
1 34 (54.84%) Software Testing
1 34 (54.84%) Test Automation
2 29 (46.77%) Test Scripting
3 13 (20.97%) Content Management
4 11 (17.74%) Validation
5 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.84%) Software Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (61.29%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (61.29%) MCITP
3 37 (59.68%) Security Cleared
4 34 (54.84%) MCSA
4 34 (54.84%) MCSE
5 29 (46.77%) ISTQB
6 28 (45.16%) MCP
7 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
8 12 (19.35%) Degree
System Software
1 53 (85.48%) Active Directory
2 32 (51.61%) Hyper-V
2 32 (51.61%) VMware ESX
3 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 34 (54.84%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (51.61%) McAfee ePO
2 32 (51.61%) Netcool
3 3 (4.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (54.84%) Veritas
2 34 (54.84%) VMware
3 32 (51.61%) Citrix
3 32 (51.61%) Intel Security
4 4 (6.45%) HP