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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 37 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing MCTS 11 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.83% 2.59% 7.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.31% 3.80% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 12
Median daily rate £295 £350 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £346 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £354 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+63.63% +37.50%
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
207 79 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 72.13% 68.10% 87.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 51 113
Median daily rate £321 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.95% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £56.44 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.12% -65.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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
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 25 July 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 -19 10 £295 -15.71%
MCTS
Scotland

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 42 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 42 (95.45%) Active Directory
3 33 (75.00%) Windows
4 32 (72.73%) SQL
5 30 (68.18%) MCITP
6 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
6 27 (61.36%) Windows 7
7 26 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (59.09%) Software Testing
7 26 (59.09%) Change Management
7 26 (59.09%) Clustering
7 26 (59.09%) MCSE
7 26 (59.09%) MCSA
7 26 (59.09%) Windows XP
7 26 (59.09%) Veritas
7 26 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (54.55%) Netcool
8 24 (54.55%) Intel Security
8 24 (54.55%) AIX
8 24 (54.55%) Citrix
8 24 (54.55%) ISTQB
8 24 (54.55%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (52.27%) Hyper-V
9 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
9 23 (52.27%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (52.27%) VMware
9 23 (52.27%) WinRunner
9 23 (52.27%) TestDirector
9 23 (52.27%) HP UFT

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 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (29.55%) DNS
2 6 (13.64%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) Kerberos
2 6 (13.64%) LDAP
2 6 (13.64%) X.500
3 3 (6.82%) SNMP
3 3 (6.82%) SSL
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) HP UFT
1 23 (52.27%) TestDirector
1 23 (52.27%) WinRunner
2 3 (6.82%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Analyst
1 18 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Exchange Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Office 365 Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (59.09%) Clustering
2 20 (45.45%) PDA
3 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (13.64%) PKI
4 6 (13.64%) Replication
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 27 (61.36%) Windows 7
3 26 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (59.09%) Windows XP
4 24 (54.55%) AIX
5 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Change Management
1 26 (59.09%) Software Testing
2 23 (52.27%) Test Automation
3 21 (47.73%) Smoke Testing
3 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
4 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 6 (13.64%) Content Management
6 2 (4.55%) High Availability
6 2 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (4.55%) Software Delivery
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Records Management
7 1 (2.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (68.18%) MCITP
3 27 (61.36%) Security Cleared
4 26 (59.09%) MCSA
4 26 (59.09%) MCSE
5 24 (54.55%) ISTQB
6 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
7 16 (36.36%) MCP
8 4 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 42 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 23 (52.27%) Hyper-V
3 21 (47.73%) VMware ESX
4 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (54.55%) McAfee ePO
1 24 (54.55%) Netcool
2 23 (52.27%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 26 (59.09%) Veritas
3 24 (54.55%) Citrix
3 24 (54.55%) Intel Security
4 23 (52.27%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) HP