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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 14 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 18 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 12.59% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 17.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate
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£333 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £18.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -21.12%
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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
104 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 72.73% 66.67% 68.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 27 20
Average daily rate £339 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.57% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £321 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
3 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
4 21 (70.00%) MCP
5 13 (43.33%) Windows
5 13 (43.33%) HP
6 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (30.00%) DNS
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (30.00%) Clustering
7 8 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (26.67%) Firmware
7 8 (26.67%) SNMP
7 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (26.67%) SSL
7 8 (26.67%) SCCM
7 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (23.33%) Validation
9 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 5 (16.67%) VLAN
9 5 (16.67%) IPv4
9 5 (16.67%) VBScript
9 5 (16.67%) HTML
9 5 (16.67%) SAN
9 5 (16.67%) IIS
9 5 (16.67%) XML
9 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) LAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 8 (26.67%) SSL
2 8 (26.67%) SNMP
2 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.67%) VLAN
3 5 (16.67%) IPv4
3 5 (16.67%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) LAN
3 5 (16.67%) WAN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
4 4 (13.33%) Kerberos
4 4 (13.33%) X.500
4 4 (13.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) WinRunner
1 4 (13.33%) TestDirector
1 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Designer
3 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (3.33%) Designer
3 1 (3.33%) Analyst
3 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) HTML
1 5 (16.67%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Clustering
2 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (13.33%) Replication
3 4 (13.33%) PKI
3 4 (13.33%) PDA
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) AIX
2 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Validation
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.67%) High Availability
3 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Content Management
3 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) VBScript
2 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
2 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (70.00%) MCP
4 4 (13.33%) MCSE
4 4 (13.33%) MCSA
4 4 (13.33%) MCITP
4 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Firmware
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (13.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) Veritas
3 4 (13.33%) McAfee
3 4 (13.33%) VMware