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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 169 209 200
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -9
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.057% 0.018% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.12% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £210 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £18.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +10.44%
MCTS
London

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
616 833 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.52% 15.12% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 605 632
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £12.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £45.81 £32.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 25 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) MCITP
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (33.33%) MCSA
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) ITSM
5 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (33.33%) MOS
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Zimbra
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) OneDrive
2 1 (16.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) ISDN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) PSTN
2 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Broadcast Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Solutions Architect
1 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Service Support Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Broadcast Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Escalation Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) MOS
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) Aspera
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Kaspersky
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat