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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 107 113 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing MCTS 19 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.58% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 2.28% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 1
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£410 £425 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +10.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
MCTS
South East

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
719 658 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.14% 25.53% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 306 190
Average daily rate £388 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 21
Average hourly rate £23.67 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.90% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.85 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.67 £28.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 16 £400 -5.88% 4
Slough - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (84.85%) Windows
3 21 (63.64%) ITIL
3 21 (63.64%) Service Management
3 21 (63.64%) MCITP
4 20 (60.61%) Degree
5 19 (57.58%) Customer Engagement
6 16 (48.48%) SQL
7 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
8 14 (42.42%) Clustering
9 12 (36.36%) DNS
10 11 (33.33%) IIS
10 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (30.30%) SAN
11 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
13 8 (24.24%) XML
13 8 (24.24%) SCOM
14 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
14 7 (21.21%) Performance Management
14 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (21.21%) .NET
14 7 (21.21%) EDRMS
15 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
15 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
15 6 (18.18%) SLA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 11 (33.33%) IIS
2 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
4 3 (9.09%) GroupWise
5 2 (6.06%) Lync
5 2 (6.06%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (3.03%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) DNS
2 10 (30.30%) SAN
3 5 (15.15%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) IMAP
4 3 (9.09%) POP3
4 3 (9.09%) SMTP
5 2 (6.06%) RTP
5 2 (6.06%) HTTP
5 2 (6.06%) SSL
5 2 (6.06%) PBX
5 2 (6.06%) PSTN
5 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (21.21%) EDRMS
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.06%) Fiddler
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Field Engineer
2 11 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) DBA
3 4 (12.12%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.03%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) XML
2 7 (21.21%) .NET
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.06%) ADO.NET
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (6.06%) FastCGI
4 2 (6.06%) WCF
4 2 (6.06%) Silverlight
4 2 (6.06%) LINQ
4 2 (6.06%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Clustering
2 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Replication
4 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) ITIL
1 21 (63.64%) Service Management
2 19 (57.58%) Customer Engagement
3 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 7 (21.21%) Performance Management
4 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.18%) Workflow
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (6.06%) Web Development
8 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.03%) Database Security
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.03%) High Availability
8 1 (3.03%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.12%) VBScript
4 2 (6.06%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (63.64%) MCITP
3 20 (60.61%) Degree
4 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) MCSE
5 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) MCP
7 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SCOM
2 5 (15.15%) SCCM
3 4 (12.12%) SCSM
3 4 (12.12%) WMI
4 3 (9.09%) MOM
5 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Lotus
3 3 (9.09%) Novell
4 2 (6.06%) Avaya
4 2 (6.06%) Nortel
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
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