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 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 30 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 22 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.70% 13.16% 13.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.19% 22.39% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 19
Median daily rate £320 £315 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -9.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £297 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £341 £359
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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
216 67 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 85.38% 58.77% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 52 111
Median daily rate £325 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% -69.69%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

MCTS Hourly 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 1 October 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 -17 21 £320 +1.58%
MCTS
Scotland

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 41 (93.18%) Active Directory
3 25 (56.82%) SQL
3 25 (56.82%) Windows
4 23 (52.27%) MCP
4 23 (52.27%) MCITP
5 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
6 19 (43.18%) Clustering
7 18 (40.91%) Change Management
7 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
7 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
7 18 (40.91%) MCSE
7 18 (40.91%) MCSA
7 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (38.64%) Office 365
8 17 (38.64%) Veritas
9 16 (36.36%) Netcool
9 16 (36.36%) Citrix
9 16 (36.36%) AIX
9 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
9 16 (36.36%) Intel Security
9 16 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
9 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
10 14 (31.82%) DNS
11 13 (29.55%) MS Office
11 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting

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 11 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (38.64%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) DNS
2 9 (20.45%) SNMP
2 9 (20.45%) SSL
2 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
3 8 (18.18%) Kerberos
3 8 (18.18%) LDAP
3 8 (18.18%) X.500
4 6 (13.64%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) LAN
6 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) StarTeam
2 7 (15.91%) HP UFT
2 7 (15.91%) TestDirector
2 7 (15.91%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
1 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Tester
6 1 (2.27%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) Clustering
2 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (18.18%) PKI
2 8 (18.18%) Replication
3 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.64%) PDA
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
3 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (40.91%) Windows XP
4 16 (36.36%) AIX
5 11 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Change Management
1 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 13 (29.55%) Smoke Testing
2 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
3 10 (22.73%) Server Virtualisation
4 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
5 8 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.64%) Content Management
8 3 (6.82%) High Availability
8 3 (6.82%) Validation
9 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.27%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (52.27%) MCITP
2 23 (52.27%) MCP
3 22 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (40.91%) MCSA
4 18 (40.91%) MCSE
5 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) Degree
7 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 41 (93.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 8 (18.18%) Firmware
4 6 (13.64%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
1 16 (36.36%) Netcool
2 8 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (18.18%) SCCM
3 7 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 17 (38.64%) Veritas
3 16 (36.36%) Citrix
3 16 (36.36%) Intel Security
4 7 (15.91%) HP
4 7 (15.91%) VMware