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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 541 575 546
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -29
Contract jobs citing MCTS 54 44 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.087% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.42% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 47
Median daily rate £325 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +88.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £47.71 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.71 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £17.63
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +170.69%
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
9299 10477 10773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.17% 20.64% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5854 6395 6163
Median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 511 497
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

MCTS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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
South East +31 21 £323 -19.37% 2
London +18 20 £450 +38.46% 7
North East -28 8 £315 -
West Midlands - 5 £310 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 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 England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (82.52%) Microsoft
3 64 (62.14%) Active Directory
4 49 (47.57%) Windows
5 40 (38.83%) DNS
6 34 (33.01%) MCITP
7 33 (32.04%) MCP
7 33 (32.04%) SQL Server
8 31 (30.10%) Security Cleared
9 30 (29.13%) ITIL
10 29 (28.16%) MCSE
11 24 (23.30%) PKI
11 24 (23.30%) Windows Server
12 23 (22.33%) Replication
12 23 (22.33%) SQL
13 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
14 19 (18.45%) PowerShell
14 19 (18.45%) Degree
15 18 (17.48%) Kerberos
15 18 (17.48%) LDAP
15 18 (17.48%) HP
15 18 (17.48%) X.500
16 16 (15.53%) Citrix
16 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (15.53%) Office 365
17 15 (14.56%) MS Office
17 15 (14.56%) SCCM
18 14 (13.59%) Computer Science
19 13 (12.62%) Windows 7
19 13 (12.62%) SQL Server 2012

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 12 (11.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.71%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.83%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.91%) IIS
8 2 (1.94%) CMS
8 2 (1.94%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (14.56%) MS Office
2 12 (11.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.53%) Office 365
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.88%) IaaS
3 4 (3.88%) PaaS
4 3 (2.91%) G Suite
4 3 (2.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (38.83%) DNS
2 18 (17.48%) Kerberos
2 18 (17.48%) LDAP
2 18 (17.48%) X.500
3 9 (8.74%) Firewall
3 9 (8.74%) SAN
3 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.77%) DHCP
5 5 (4.85%) SSL
6 4 (3.88%) DMZ
6 4 (3.88%) LAN
6 4 (3.88%) WAN
7 3 (2.91%) PBX
7 3 (2.91%) SNMP
8 2 (1.94%) ISDN
8 2 (1.94%) PSTN
8 2 (1.94%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.97%) ADSL
9 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (32.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.94%) DTS
5 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.97%) ActiveReports
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.91%) CruiseControl
2 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) Moq
2 3 (2.91%) NUnit
2 3 (2.91%) Selenium
2 3 (2.91%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.97%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.97%) JIRA
3 1 (0.97%) JMeter
3 1 (0.97%) Maven
3 1 (0.97%) MSI
3 1 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.97%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.97%) WiX
General
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Military
3 2 (1.94%) Local Government
3 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Law
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (20.39%) Active Directory Engineer
2 14 (13.59%) Analyst
3 9 (8.74%) DBA
3 9 (8.74%) Developer
4 8 (7.77%) Server Engineer
4 8 (7.77%) SQL DBA
4 8 (7.77%) Support Analyst
5 6 (5.83%) Architect
5 6 (5.83%) Consultant
5 6 (5.83%) Service Analyst
5 6 (5.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (3.88%) C# Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.88%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) SharePoint Architect
7 4 (3.88%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) .NET
2 7 (6.80%) ASP.NET
3 5 (4.85%) CSS
3 5 (4.85%) WCF
4 4 (3.88%) OAuth
4 4 (3.88%) SAML
5 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.91%) jQuery
5 3 (2.91%) WF
6 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.94%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.94%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (0.97%) Ajax
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.97%) HTML5
7 1 (0.97%) JDBC
7 1 (0.97%) JNDI
7 1 (0.97%) JSON
7 1 (0.97%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) PKI
2 23 (22.33%) Replication
3 14 (13.59%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.74%) Clustering
5 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.85%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.88%) Cloud Native
7 4 (3.88%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.94%) Fintech
9 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.97%) Blog
9 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (47.57%) Windows
2 24 (23.30%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.62%) Windows 7
4 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.74%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.80%) Linux
6 7 (6.80%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.85%) Mac OS X
7 5 (4.85%) VMS
7 5 (4.85%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.88%) Android
8 4 (3.88%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.97%) AIX
9 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) ITIL
2 10 (9.71%) Problem Management
3 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.77%) Load Balancing
4 8 (7.77%) Validation
5 7 (6.80%) High Availability
6 5 (4.85%) Build Automation
6 5 (4.85%) CRM
6 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (4.85%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.85%) Performance Testing
6 5 (4.85%) Project Management
6 5 (4.85%) Scrum
6 5 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (4.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (4.85%) Workflow
7 4 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.88%) Change Management
7 4 (3.88%) Migration
7 4 (3.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.33%) SQL
2 19 (18.45%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.68%) C#
4 6 (5.83%) Python
5 5 (4.85%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.88%) Ada
6 4 (3.88%) Ada 83
6 4 (3.88%) Ada 95
6 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.97%) C++
8 1 (0.97%) Java
8 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (33.01%) MCITP
3 33 (32.04%) MCP
4 31 (30.10%) Security Cleared
5 29 (28.16%) MCSE
6 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
7 19 (18.45%) Degree
8 10 (9.71%) MCSA
9 9 (8.74%) A+ Certification
9 9 (8.74%) MCDST
10 8 (7.77%) CCNA
10 8 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (7.77%) MCSD
11 7 (6.80%) MCDBA
12 6 (5.83%) PMI Certification
12 6 (5.83%) PMP
13 5 (4.85%) ACMT
13 5 (4.85%) CCA
13 5 (4.85%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (62.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.83%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.83%) XenApp
3 5 (4.85%) BitLocker
3 5 (4.85%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) Xen
3 5 (4.85%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.91%) Firmware
5 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (14.56%) SCCM
2 8 (7.77%) WSUS
3 5 (4.85%) Casper Suite
3 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.88%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (2.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.97%) Netcool
7 1 (0.97%) SCOM
7 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (82.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.48%) HP
3 16 (15.53%) Citrix
4 10 (9.71%) VMware
5 9 (8.74%) Cisco
6 7 (6.80%) Symantec
7 5 (4.85%) Apple
7 5 (4.85%) Dell
7 5 (4.85%) Intel Security
7 5 (4.85%) Remedy
7 5 (4.85%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.85%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.88%) CA
8 4 (3.88%) Google
8 4 (3.88%) NetApp
9 2 (1.94%) Avaya
9 2 (1.94%) IronPort
9 2 (1.94%) Juniper
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle
9 2 (1.94%) Veritas
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