The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 127 137
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.078% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.41% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +121.90%
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
412 489 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.19% 19.00% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 231 282
Median daily rate £325 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 73 45
Median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.73 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) ProCurve
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ProCurve
1 1 (50.00%) Veritas