Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 75 70
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.43% 0.65% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 3.63% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Glasgow median daily rate £380 £195 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +94.87% -32.17% -13.04%
Scotland median daily rate £380 £310 £310
% change year-on-year +22.58% - -10.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £19.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +31.41% -1.27% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 201 193 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 17.31% 18.00% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 107 128
Glasgow median daily rate £358 £340 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +0.37% -
10th Percentile £201 £195 £159
90th Percentile £481 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Glasgow median hourly rate £28.00 £23.95 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.93% +84.19% -25.71%
10th Percentile £19.30 £14.74 £12.00
90th Percentile £31.28 £36.73 £29.05
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% +77.78% -31.36%

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 18 January 2018, 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) MCAD
1 5 (100.00%) MCSD
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) QlikView
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (40.00%) QlikView
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) MCAD
1 5 (100.00%) MCSD
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft