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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 142 117 116
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.063% 0.044% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.24% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 13
Average daily rate £475 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
525 412 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.65% 18.29% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 215 303
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 50 70
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 1 £475 - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 8 (72.73%) Citrix
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) XenApp
4 6 (54.55%) CCA
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (54.55%) CCNA
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 6 (54.55%) CCAA
4 6 (54.55%) Splunk
4 6 (54.55%) NetScaler
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) UML
6 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) MCSD
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (9.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) NetScaler
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (9.09%) RavenDB
2 1 (9.09%) Neo4j
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
1 2 (18.18%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Technical Architect
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Architect
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
1 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
1 2 (18.18%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) UML
1 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (18.18%) OO
1 2 (18.18%) Product Management
1 2 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) TDD
1 2 (18.18%) MVC
1 2 (18.18%) BDD
1 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) CQRS
2 1 (9.09%) Logistics
2 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (54.55%) CCA
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (54.55%) CCNA
3 6 (54.55%) CCAA
4 2 (18.18%) MCSD
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) MCSM
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (54.55%) XenApp
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenServer
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Citrix
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 6 (54.55%) Splunk
4 1 (9.09%) Tableau
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