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 1 July 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 76 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.10% 0.58% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 2.61% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £355 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+63.63% +39.68%
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
245 268 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.41% 22.17% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 156 180
Median daily rate £425 £410 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £276 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £46.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.47% +192.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £42.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £57.00 £32.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +12 1 £355 -25.26% 1
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) Development Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Development DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory