The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cardiff region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 37 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.30% 1.21% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.58% 6.25% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +86.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.21%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.74% 19.43% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 25
Average daily rate £375 £370 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £147 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCTS
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MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 5 (100.00%) IIS
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Intune
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) VB

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 5 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Intune
1 5 (100.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) VMware