Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 89 96
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -1
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.078% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 2.48% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Glasgow median daily rate - £298 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.46% -1.70%
Scotland median daily rate £600 £290 £348
% change year-on-year +106.90% -16.60% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £36.00 -

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow.

Academic & Professional Certification
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 282 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 13.46% 21.58% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 148 152
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £198 £212 £238
90th Percentile £500 £440 £499
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £347
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.15% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 26
Glasgow median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £27.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +56.53% +66.48%
10th Percentile £14.49 £43.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £35.80 £43.00 £47.50
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 £37.75 £27.44
% change year-on-year -11.26% +37.57% +52.44%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Glasgow

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCTS in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Altiris
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Altiris
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware