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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 11 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 28 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 17.18% 5.97% -
As % of the Qualifications category 22.58% 7.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 0
Average daily rate £320 £354 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £335
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
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
124 101 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 76.07% 75.37% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 71 22
Average daily rate £343 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +11 28 £320 -10.63% 1
MCTS
Scotland

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (72.22%) Windows
3 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 32 (59.26%) Security Cleared
5 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 30 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (55.56%) Software Testing
5 30 (55.56%) MCITP
5 30 (55.56%) SQL
5 30 (55.56%) MCSE
5 30 (55.56%) MCSA
5 30 (55.56%) WinRunner
5 30 (55.56%) TestDirector
5 30 (55.56%) HP UFT
5 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (55.56%) Change Management
6 29 (53.70%) VMware
6 29 (53.70%) VMware ESX
6 29 (53.70%) Clustering
6 29 (53.70%) Netcool
6 29 (53.70%) McAfee
6 29 (53.70%) Veritas
6 29 (53.70%) AIX
6 29 (53.70%) Citrix
6 29 (53.70%) Windows XP
6 29 (53.70%) McAfee ePO
6 29 (53.70%) Windows 7
6 29 (53.70%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) SNMP
1 8 (14.81%) SSL
1 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.96%) DNS
2 7 (12.96%) Kerberos
2 7 (12.96%) LDAP
2 7 (12.96%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (55.56%) HP UFT
1 30 (55.56%) TestDirector
1 30 (55.56%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Analyst
1 22 (40.74%) Test Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 14 (25.93%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) SharePoint Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Tester
9 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Active Directory Consultant
10 1 (1.85%) Consultant
10 1 (1.85%) Hardware Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Technical Test Analyst
10 1 (1.85%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
1 9 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (53.70%) Clustering
2 27 (50.00%) PDA
3 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
4 11 (20.37%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (12.96%) PKI
6 7 (12.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (72.22%) Windows
2 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (53.70%) AIX
3 29 (53.70%) Windows 7
3 29 (53.70%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Change Management
1 30 (55.56%) Software Testing
1 30 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 25 (46.30%) Test Scripting
3 17 (31.48%) Validation
4 9 (16.67%) Content Management
5 8 (14.81%) Software Delivery
6 1 (1.85%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (59.26%) Security Cleared
3 30 (55.56%) MCITP
3 30 (55.56%) MCSA
3 30 (55.56%) MCSE
4 27 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 24 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 24 (44.44%) MCP
6 13 (24.07%) Degree
System Software
1 36 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (53.70%) Hyper-V
2 29 (53.70%) VMware ESX
3 8 (14.81%) Firmware
4 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (53.70%) McAfee ePO
2 29 (53.70%) Netcool
3 8 (14.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (14.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (53.70%) Citrix
2 29 (53.70%) McAfee
2 29 (53.70%) Veritas
2 29 (53.70%) VMware
3 5 (9.26%) HP
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