The table below looks at the statistics for MCT in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCT over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Rank 600 580 561
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs citing MCT 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.12% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Average daily rate £263 £705 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.76% +187.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £250 £245
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MCT
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10043 9505 8598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.28% 20.26% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6289 5562 4722
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 441 397
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MCT Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCT
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCT Daily Rate Trend in England

MCT
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCT Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCT within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +1 1 - -
South West - 1 £263 -
MCT
UK

MCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCT 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 MCT.

1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (37.50%) Legal
2 9 (37.50%) e-Learning
2 9 (37.50%) MS Office
3 8 (33.33%) CIPD
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
4 7 (29.17%) Law
4 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Coaching
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) ECDL
7 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.50%) Banking
8 3 (12.50%) CFA
8 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.33%) Perfmon
9 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
9 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
9 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (8.33%) Power BI
9 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (8.33%) QlikView
9 2 (8.33%) Stress Testing

MCT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCT 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 MCT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
2 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 2 (8.33%) Power BI
4 2 (8.33%) QlikView
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) Star Schema
5 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (37.50%) Legal
2 7 (29.17%) Law
3 6 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Trainer
2 8 (33.33%) IT Trainer
3 6 (25.00%) Legal IT Trainer
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Trainer
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Web Applications Trainer
7 1 (4.17%) Business Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Compliance Monitoring Officer
7 1 (4.17%) Compliance Officer
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Trainer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) CSS3
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) e-Learning
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Coaching
2 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
3 2 (8.33%) Stress Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.17%) MVC
4 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Validation
4 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CIPD
3 4 (16.67%) ECDL
4 3 (12.50%) CFA
5 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
5 2 (8.33%) MCSA
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) MBA
6 1 (4.17%) MCP
6 1 (4.17%) MCSD
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Perfmon
2 1 (4.17%) OpenAM
2 1 (4.17%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Tableau
2 2 (8.33%) Veritas
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) ForgeRock