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 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 39 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.34% - 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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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
53 71 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.28% 17.57% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 39 22
Average daily rate £288 £345 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.72% +8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £205 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £421 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.33 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.26% +26.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £20.50 £20.00
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 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 2 June 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCAD
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (87.50%) MCPD
2 7 (87.50%) Marketing
2 7 (87.50%) Time Management
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) CRM
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
5 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) ISDN
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) WAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
1 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) ISDN
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) CRM Business Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) CRM Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Business Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Time Management
1 7 (87.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCAD
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
2 7 (87.50%) MCPD
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco