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 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 105 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing MCTS 19 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 1.02% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£425 - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +42.85%
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
714 683 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.48% 27.15% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 272 232
Average daily rate £375 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £13.50 £48.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 +16 15 £400 - 1
Slough - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (77.42%) Windows
3 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
3 15 (48.39%) ITIL
3 15 (48.39%) MCITP
4 13 (41.94%) DNS
4 13 (41.94%) Clustering
5 12 (38.71%) DHCP
5 12 (38.71%) Service Management
6 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (32.26%) MCSE
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 10 (32.26%) Degree
7 10 (32.26%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (29.03%) SQL
8 9 (29.03%) Cisco
9 8 (25.81%) .NET
9 8 (25.81%) CCNA
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (22.58%) Migration
11 6 (19.35%) C#
11 6 (19.35%) C++
11 6 (19.35%) XML
11 6 (19.35%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) GroupWise
4 1 (3.23%) Lync
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) DNS
2 12 (38.71%) DHCP
3 5 (16.13%) ISDN
3 5 (16.13%) VoIP
3 5 (16.13%) SAN
3 5 (16.13%) RTP
4 1 (3.23%) NetScreen
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) IMAP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) SSL
4 1 (3.23%) POP3
4 1 (3.23%) SMTP
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (12.90%) EDRMS
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) DBA
3 4 (12.90%) Field Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Support Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (3.23%) Server Support
6 1 (3.23%) Database Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
4 1 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Clustering
2 6 (19.35%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) Service Management
3 10 (32.26%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (22.58%) Migration
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Management
6 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.90%) Workflow
7 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (3.23%) High Availability
9 1 (3.23%) Change Control
9 1 (3.23%) Database Security
9 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) C++
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (48.39%) MCITP
3 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Degree
4 10 (32.26%) MCSE
5 8 (25.81%) CCNA
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (16.13%) CCVP
6 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.68%) VCP4
8 3 (9.68%) VCAP
8 3 (9.68%) VCP5
9 2 (6.45%) MCSA
10 1 (3.23%) MCP
10 1 (3.23%) MCSD
10 1 (3.23%) CNE
10 1 (3.23%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) vCloud
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
1 5 (16.13%) SCOM
2 4 (12.90%) WSUS
3 3 (9.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Lotus
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Novell
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