The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 135 120 115
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing MCTS 11 1 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.042% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 0.21% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 13
Average daily rate
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£300 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +15.15%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
547 475 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.03% 19.87% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 204 279
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 87
Average hourly rate £21.38 £16.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -48.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £37.90 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 7 £300 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £170 - 3
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 10 (76.92%) MCITP
4 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
5 6 (46.15%) EDI
5 6 (46.15%) SAP SD
5 6 (46.15%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (46.15%) SAP
5 6 (46.15%) ABAP
5 6 (46.15%) CRM
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) Tableau
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (23.08%) Project Management
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (23.08%) MCSE
7 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
8 2 (15.38%) MCP
8 2 (15.38%) Citrix
8 2 (15.38%) DNS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) X.500
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) Broadband
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Development Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) EDI
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) CRM
2 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) ABAP
3 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) MCITP
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) MCP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.69%) CCA
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) SAP
2 6 (46.15%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Tableau
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam
5 1 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) EMC