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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank - 14 24
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire - 17.86% 4.72%
As % of the Qualifications category - 22.52% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 5
Median daily rate - £308 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.18% -20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 - £29.00

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
38 111 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 73.08% 79.29% 70.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 79 57
Median daily rate £324 £340 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.77% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £271 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) Active Directory
3 15 (53.57%) MCP
3 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (46.43%) MCITP
4 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
4 13 (46.43%) Office 365
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) MCSE
4 13 (46.43%) MCSA
4 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (42.86%) Netcool
5 12 (42.86%) Intel Security
5 12 (42.86%) Veritas
5 12 (42.86%) Citrix
5 12 (42.86%) Change Management
5 12 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 12 (42.86%) AIX
5 12 (42.86%) SQL
5 12 (42.86%) MS Office
5 12 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 12 (42.86%) Windows 10
5 12 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
5 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 12 (42.86%) Clustering

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 12 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
1 9 (32.14%) Kerberos
1 9 (32.14%) LDAP
1 9 (32.14%) X.500
2 6 (21.43%) SNMP
2 6 (21.43%) SSL
2 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
1 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Hardware Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Clustering
2 9 (32.14%) PKI
2 9 (32.14%) Replication
3 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
1 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
1 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
1 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
2 12 (42.86%) AIX
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Change Management
1 12 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
1 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 9 (32.14%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (53.57%) MCP
2 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) MCITP
3 13 (46.43%) MCSA
3 13 (46.43%) MCSE
4 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 7 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 27 (96.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 6 (21.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (42.86%) Netcool
2 6 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Citrix
2 12 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 12 (42.86%) Veritas
3 3 (10.71%) HP