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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 15 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 10.27% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 12.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate
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£345 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +42.85%
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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
122 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 83.56% 75.00% 79.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 14 13
Average daily rate £340 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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
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 27 August 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
2 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) MCP
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) Clustering
6 8 (42.11%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) HP
8 6 (31.58%) Citrix
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Netcool
8 6 (31.58%) WinRunner
8 6 (31.58%) TestDirector
8 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (31.58%) Veritas
8 6 (31.58%) AIX
8 6 (31.58%) MCSE
8 6 (31.58%) MCSA
8 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
8 6 (31.58%) McAfee
8 6 (31.58%) Change Management
8 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (31.58%) VMware
8 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
8 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
8 6 (31.58%) MCITP
8 6 (31.58%) PDA
8 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 2 (10.53%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SNMP
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
1 5 (26.32%) SSL
2 3 (15.79%) LDAP
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) X.500
2 3 (15.79%) Kerberos
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) WinRunner
1 6 (31.58%) TestDirector
1 6 (31.58%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Clustering
2 6 (31.58%) PDA
3 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (26.32%) Firmware
4 3 (15.79%) Replication
4 3 (15.79%) PKI
5 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) AIX
2 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Change Management
1 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
1 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
1 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.79%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
2 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) MCP
4 6 (31.58%) MCSE
4 6 (31.58%) MCSA
4 6 (31.58%) MCITP
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware ESX
1 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Netcool
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (26.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) Veritas
3 6 (31.58%) McAfee
3 6 (31.58%) VMware