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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 4.50% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£342 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £13.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+183.01% -72.10%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
75 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 67.57% 77.03% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 30
Average daily rate £347 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
3 17 (73.91%) Windows
4 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
4 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
5 12 (52.17%) Clustering
5 12 (52.17%) SQL
6 11 (47.83%) MCP
7 10 (43.48%) WinRunner
7 10 (43.48%) TestDirector
7 10 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (43.48%) Veritas
7 10 (43.48%) AIX
7 10 (43.48%) MCSE
7 10 (43.48%) MCSA
7 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
7 10 (43.48%) Change Management
7 10 (43.48%) VMware
7 10 (43.48%) VMware ESX
7 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (43.48%) Netcool
7 10 (43.48%) McAfee
7 10 (43.48%) PDA
7 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
7 10 (43.48%) Citrix
7 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
7 10 (43.48%) MCITP
7 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
7 10 (43.48%) Test Automation

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) SSL
2 3 (13.04%) IPv4
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) SNMP
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) VLAN
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) X.500
4 1 (4.35%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) WinRunner
1 10 (43.48%) TestDirector
1 10 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Clustering
2 10 (43.48%) PDA
3 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) PKI
6 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) AIX
2 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Change Management
1 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
1 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
1 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
2 4 (17.39%) Validation
2 4 (17.39%) Content Management
3 3 (13.04%) High Availability
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VBScript
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
2 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
3 11 (47.83%) MCP
4 10 (43.48%) MCSE
4 10 (43.48%) MCSA
4 10 (43.48%) MCITP
5 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) VMware ESX
1 10 (43.48%) Hyper-V
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) Netcool
1 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (43.48%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (13.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
2 10 (43.48%) Veritas
2 10 (43.48%) McAfee
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) HP