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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 24 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.25% 8.33% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 10.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £347 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.93% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -
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
68 117 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 55.28% 81.25% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 105 13
Average daily rate £345 £345 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £56.44 £165.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +2 4 £333 -4.31%
MCTS
Scotland

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) MCP
4 9 (64.29%) SQL
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 7 (50.00%) Validation
5 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) Content Management
6 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 6 (42.86%) .NET
6 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
7 5 (35.71%) HP
7 5 (35.71%) Degree
7 5 (35.71%) Clustering
7 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
8 4 (28.57%) Change Management
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (21.43%) X.500
9 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
9 3 (21.43%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) SAN
9 3 (21.43%) Replication
9 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
9 3 (21.43%) PKI
9 3 (21.43%) LDAP
10 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 2 (14.29%) Performance Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 2 (14.29%) WinRunner
1 2 (14.29%) TestDirector
1 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) PDA
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Validation
2 6 (42.86%) Content Management
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) OOP
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (64.29%) MCP
3 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) MCSE
5 2 (14.29%) MCSA
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Netcool
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Veritas
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) VMware