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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank - 71 84
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 - £29.00

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
283 191 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 33.49% 20.15% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 115 129
Median daily rate £440 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% +15.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 30
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.24 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
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%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Remedy
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow