The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 73 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.10% 0.085% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.01% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
212 272 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.70% 22.99% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 125 104
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £140 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £15.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.80 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Milton Keynes +3 1 - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) DoDAF
3 1 (33.33%) MODAF
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) CESG
3 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) RUP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) CESG
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) DoDAF
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) MODAF
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCSP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) StorageTek
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) VMware