The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 30 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.42% 0.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 1.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
MCTS
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Qualifications Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
44 79 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 18.49% 33.76% 52.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 33 23
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.91% +92.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Netcool
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix