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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 79 84 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing MCTS 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 0.57% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£475 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
+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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
289 349 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.41% 27.94% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 201 107
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.75 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.84% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £13.47 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £29.60 £27.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 2015. 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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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
High Wycombe - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £475 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Lync
2 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (71.43%) Office 365
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (71.43%) Migration
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 3 (42.86%) Coaching
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
7 1 (14.29%) Juniper
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (85.71%) Lync
1 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) MCP
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CCEA
4 1 (14.29%) CCSP
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) VCAP
4 1 (14.29%) CCIA
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) F5