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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 52 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.61% 1.88% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £337 £379
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -11.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +88.80%
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
81 50 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.62% 18.80% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 33
Median daily rate £350 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £590 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) GIS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) GIS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft