The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 546 555 502
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -53
Contract jobs citing MCTS 74 63 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.67% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 41 46
Median daily rate £330 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £21.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £42.67 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +42.85%
MCTS
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
10661 9399 9311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.58% 18.77% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6734 5581 5446
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 470 435
Median hourly rate £27.90 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in England

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 22 £325 -27.67% 4
South East -4 21 £345 -13.75% 8
North East - 14 £330 - 1
North West -14 7 £330 -5.71% 1
West Midlands -26 6 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire 0 1 £78 -61.25%
South West 0 1 - - 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (70.68%) Microsoft
3 90 (67.67%) MCITP
4 88 (66.17%) Active Directory
5 85 (63.91%) Windows
6 57 (42.86%) ITIL
7 56 (42.11%) SQL
8 55 (41.35%) DNS
9 50 (37.59%) PowerShell
10 49 (36.84%) Windows Server
11 41 (30.83%) SQL Server
11 41 (30.83%) Degree
12 37 (27.82%) MCSE
13 36 (27.07%) Office 365
14 35 (26.32%) SharePoint
15 34 (25.56%) Security Cleared
16 29 (21.80%) .NET
16 29 (21.80%) IIS
16 29 (21.80%) Service Management
17 27 (20.30%) MS Office
18 26 (19.55%) MS Excel
18 26 (19.55%) MS Exchange
18 26 (19.55%) Customer Engagement
19 24 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
20 23 (17.29%) MCP
20 23 (17.29%) Migration
21 22 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
22 21 (15.79%) Citrix
23 19 (14.29%) Load Balancing
23 19 (14.29%) SC Cleared

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in 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 35 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 29 (21.80%) IIS
3 26 (19.55%) MS Exchange
4 16 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (6.77%) Tomcat
7 7 (5.26%) Apache
7 7 (5.26%) JBoss
7 7 (5.26%) Skype for Business
8 6 (4.51%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (2.26%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (20.30%) MS Office
2 26 (19.55%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.52%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.75%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.75%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.75%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.75%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.75%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 36 (27.07%) Office 365
2 24 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 6 (4.51%) Yammer
5 2 (1.50%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (41.35%) DNS
2 17 (12.78%) DHCP
3 16 (12.03%) Firewall
4 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.27%) SAN
5 11 (8.27%) SSL
6 10 (7.52%) Internet
7 8 (6.02%) Skype
7 8 (6.02%) VPN
8 7 (5.26%) Kerberos
8 7 (5.26%) LAN
8 7 (5.26%) LDAP
8 7 (5.26%) WAN
8 7 (5.26%) X.500
9 5 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.76%) Wireless
10 3 (2.26%) Bluetooth
10 3 (2.26%) HTTP
10 3 (2.26%) IPsec
10 3 (2.26%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.26%) MySQL
6 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.26%) Power BI
8 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.50%) Big Data
9 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.75%) OLAP
10 1 (0.75%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.26%) Fiddler
3 2 (1.50%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) JMeter
3 2 (1.50%) Maven
3 2 (1.50%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (2.26%) Advertising
2 2 (1.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) French Language
2 2 (1.50%) German Language
2 2 (1.50%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (1.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.75%) Local Government
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) Military
3 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (12.78%) Field Engineer
2 16 (12.03%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Developer
4 14 (10.53%) Consultant
4 14 (10.53%) Office 365 Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Analyst
6 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Administrator
8 7 (5.26%) SharePoint Administrator
8 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) Architect
10 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (3.76%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.80%) .NET
2 14 (10.53%) XML
3 13 (9.77%) HTML
4 11 (8.27%) CSS
4 11 (8.27%) jQuery
5 8 (6.02%) JSP
6 7 (5.26%) LAMP
7 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.51%) ADO.NET
8 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.01%) WAMP
9 4 (3.01%) WCF
10 3 (2.26%) 802.1X
10 3 (2.26%) Ajax
10 3 (2.26%) FastCGI
10 3 (2.26%) LINQ
10 3 (2.26%) REST
10 3 (2.26%) RSS
10 3 (2.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 3 (2.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Clustering
2 11 (8.27%) PKI
3 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.02%) Replication
5 6 (4.51%) PMI
6 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.26%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.26%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.75%) BYOD
9 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.75%) EPoS
9 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.75%) iPad
9 1 (0.75%) NHS
9 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (63.91%) Windows
2 49 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 22 (16.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (12.78%) Windows 7
5 14 (10.53%) Linux
6 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (8.27%) Windows 8
8 10 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (6.02%) Mac OS X
9 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (5.26%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.76%) Android
11 5 (3.76%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.26%) CentOS
13 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.86%) ITIL
2 29 (21.80%) Service Management
3 26 (19.55%) Customer Engagement
4 23 (17.29%) Migration
5 19 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 12 (9.02%) High Availability
6 12 (9.02%) PRINCE2
6 12 (9.02%) Workflow
7 11 (8.27%) Project Management
8 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (7.52%) Content Management
8 10 (7.52%) Data Modelling
8 10 (7.52%) Security Auditing
9 9 (6.77%) Problem Management
10 8 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.26%) Validation
12 6 (4.51%) Security Management
12 6 (4.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (42.11%) SQL
2 50 (37.59%) PowerShell
3 16 (12.03%) C#
3 16 (12.03%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.03%) VBScript
4 13 (9.77%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.27%) Java
6 10 (7.52%) PHP
7 8 (6.02%) Python
8 7 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.26%) Ruby
10 2 (1.50%) C++
10 2 (1.50%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.50%) VB
11 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (67.67%) MCITP
3 41 (30.83%) Degree
4 37 (27.82%) MCSE
5 34 (25.56%) Security Cleared
6 23 (17.29%) MCP
7 19 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 17 (12.78%) MCAD
9 13 (9.77%) MCSD
10 11 (8.27%) CCNA
10 11 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (8.27%) DV Cleared
11 8 (6.02%) RHCE
12 7 (5.26%) MCSA
13 6 (4.51%) PMI Certification
14 5 (3.76%) A+ Certification
15 4 (3.01%) MCDST
15 4 (3.01%) MCPD
16 3 (2.26%) MOS
16 3 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 88 (66.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.02%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.52%) BitLocker
4 9 (6.77%) UAG
4 9 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.26%) Terminal Server
6 4 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.26%) Xen
7 3 (2.26%) XenApp
7 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.50%) Firmware
8 2 (1.50%) vSphere
9 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) SCCM
2 14 (10.53%) WSUS
3 8 (6.02%) SCOM
4 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (5.26%) Puppet
4 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (3.76%) WMI
6 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.26%) Casper Suite
7 3 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (2.26%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 94 (70.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.79%) Citrix
3 18 (13.53%) VMware
4 13 (9.77%) Cisco
4 13 (9.77%) HP
5 11 (8.27%) Red Hat
6 8 (6.02%) Dell
7 7 (5.26%) Brocade
8 5 (3.76%) NetApp
8 5 (3.76%) Remedy
8 5 (3.76%) ServiceNow
9 4 (3.01%) Apple
10 3 (2.26%) Adobe
10 3 (2.26%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.26%) Kaspersky
10 3 (2.26%) Symantec
11 2 (1.50%) Aspera
11 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.50%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.50%) SolarWinds
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