The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 116 101
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.16% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.64% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 15
Median daily rate - £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £328 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.34% -12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 - £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 Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
517 625 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.14% 25.37% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 314 282
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 19
Median hourly rate £14.25 £39.00 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.46% +40.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £8.41 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £61.80 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCTS across the Berkshire region.

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Berkshire region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCTS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) IronPort
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IronPort
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec