The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 41 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 1.60% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 7.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £543 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
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 Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.64% 21.41% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 49 40
Average daily rate £325 £465 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.10% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £47.00 £17.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.57% +8.29%
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 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 23 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft