The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 194 222 215
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -7
Contract jobs citing MCTS 7 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.028% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.19% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 11
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £400 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +35.71%
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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 City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
885 1048 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.26% 14.65% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 722 709
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 39
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.79 £48.00 £35.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the City of London region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (70.83%) MCITP
3 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 14 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
6 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (41.67%) Citrix
7 10 (41.67%) SQL
8 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
8 9 (37.50%) Windows
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (33.33%) Data Integration
9 8 (33.33%) Data Transformation
9 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 8 (33.33%) Data Modelling
9 8 (33.33%) ETL
10 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
10 7 (29.17%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (25.00%) SCCM
11 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
12 5 (20.83%) ITIL
12 5 (20.83%) MCP
12 5 (20.83%) Change Management
12 5 (20.83%) jQuery

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.17%) WorkSite
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Extranet
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) SMTP
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) SNMP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) 3G
3 1 (4.17%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 8 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Senior SQL Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Administrator
4 5 (20.83%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
7 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
7 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) jQuery
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 3 (12.50%) CMDB
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Firmware
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) FMCG
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 8 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 8 (33.33%) ETL
3 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) MCITP
3 5 (20.83%) MCP
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.17%) CCEA
6 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenServer
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) EMC
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) TOWER Software
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
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