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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 528 493 471
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -22
Contract jobs citing MCTS 67 92 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.96% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 48
Average daily rate
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£318 £338 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.93% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.45 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £27.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -
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
10096 9552 8479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 18.67% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6148 5484 4726
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 397 436
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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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
South East -14 22 £338 -15.62% 9
London -21 21 £335 -15.18% 14
North West -34 11 £300 +9.09% 6
East Midlands -10 5 - - 1
West Midlands +7 3 £450 +5.88% 3
Yorkshire -23 3 £103 - 1
East of England -1 1 £400 +33.33%
South West -11 1 £550 +24.25%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (83.72%) Microsoft
3 78 (60.47%) Windows
4 61 (47.29%) MS Excel
5 59 (45.74%) MCITP
6 49 (37.98%) MCSE
7 44 (34.11%) MCSA
8 40 (31.01%) Active Directory
9 38 (29.46%) SQL
9 38 (29.46%) SQL Server
10 35 (27.13%) ITIL
11 34 (26.36%) VMware
12 32 (24.81%) MS Office
13 30 (23.26%) MS Exchange
13 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
14 25 (19.38%) Citrix
14 25 (19.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (17.83%) Cisco
15 23 (17.83%) MCP
15 23 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2007
16 22 (17.05%) Finance
16 22 (17.05%) Windows 7
17 21 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (16.28%) SCCM
17 21 (16.28%) Migration
18 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
19 19 (14.73%) BPMN
19 19 (14.73%) Stakeholder Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 30 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 23 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2007
2 23 (17.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (14.73%) Lync
4 9 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.55%) TPMS
7 2 (1.55%) IIS
7 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 61 (47.29%) MS Excel
2 32 (24.81%) MS Office
3 19 (14.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.43%) MS Project
5 5 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.33%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Office 365
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) LAN
1 19 (14.73%) Firewall
2 17 (13.18%) WAN
2 17 (13.18%) SAN
3 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.30%) DNS
5 11 (8.53%) DHCP
6 6 (4.65%) VPN
6 6 (4.65%) IPv4
6 6 (4.65%) Internet
7 2 (1.55%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.78%) LDAP
8 1 (0.78%) Wireless
8 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.78%) VLAN
8 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (10.08%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (5.43%) OLTP
9 4 (3.10%) OLAP
9 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.10%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.78%) Big Data
11 1 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) MSI
General
1 22 (17.05%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.33%) Law
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Analyst
2 16 (12.40%) DBA
2 16 (12.40%) SQL DBA
3 15 (11.63%) Process Engineer
4 13 (10.08%) Business Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.53%) Process Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.98%) Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Consultant
9 8 (6.20%) Support Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Service Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) SQL Server DBA
10 7 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 6 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 5 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) .NET
2 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.33%) WCF
2 3 (2.33%) XML
3 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.55%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) WPF
4 1 (0.78%) jQuery
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.20%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.20%) Clustering
3 7 (5.43%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.43%) Replication
3 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.55%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 78 (60.47%) Windows
2 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (19.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (17.05%) Windows 7
5 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.75%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.75%) Linux
8 6 (4.65%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.88%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.78%) CentOS
10 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.78%) SUSE
10 1 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.13%) ITIL
2 21 (16.28%) Migration
3 19 (14.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (14.73%) Quality Management
3 19 (14.73%) BPMN
3 19 (14.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (10.85%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (10.08%) Performance Analysis
5 13 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (9.30%) Six Sigma
6 12 (9.30%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.30%) Lean Six Sigma
7 11 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.98%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (6.20%) Data Migration
9 8 (6.20%) Coaching
9 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.20%) Service Management
10 7 (5.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.46%) SQL
2 14 (10.85%) PowerShell
3 12 (9.30%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.88%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (45.74%) MCITP
3 49 (37.98%) MCSE
4 44 (34.11%) MCSA
5 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
6 23 (17.83%) MCP
7 17 (13.18%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (13.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (12.40%) CCNA
9 15 (11.63%) SC Cleared
9 15 (11.63%) DV Cleared
10 11 (8.53%) MCDST
11 8 (6.20%) Degree
12 6 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (3.10%) CCNP
13 4 (3.10%) CCA
13 4 (3.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 4 (3.10%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 3 (2.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) SLA
2 6 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (31.01%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.30%) vSphere
5 6 (4.65%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.33%) XenApp
7 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.33%) Firmware
8 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.78%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (16.28%) SCCM
2 15 (11.63%) SCOM
3 8 (6.20%) Backup Exec
4 7 (5.43%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.10%) WSUS
6 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.33%) Nagios
6 3 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.55%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 108 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 34 (26.36%) VMware
3 25 (19.38%) Citrix
4 23 (17.83%) Cisco
5 15 (11.63%) SAP
6 9 (6.98%) Symantec
7 8 (6.20%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.43%) McAfee
8 7 (5.43%) HP
8 7 (5.43%) BMC
9 4 (3.10%) CA
10 3 (2.33%) Sophos
10 3 (2.33%) BT
10 3 (2.33%) JD Edwards
10 3 (2.33%) Juniper
11 2 (1.55%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.55%) IBM
11 2 (1.55%) AppSense
12 1 (0.78%) Postini
12 1 (0.78%) Polycom
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