The table below looks at the statistics for MTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 546 530 496
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing MTS 9 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.009% 0.029%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.11% 0.051% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 11
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£600 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8298 7867 7629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.95% 17.68% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5284 4772 4375
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 313 417
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.20 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.86%

MTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MTS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MTS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MTS Daily Rate Trend in England

MTS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MTS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

MTS Daily Rate Histogram in England

MTS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MTS Hourly Rate Trend in England

MTS
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 MTS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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 -7 4 £600 -
South East -20 1 £100 -
MTS
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MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
2 5 (41.67%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) VB6
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) COM
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (33.33%) VB
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (25.00%) ION Trading
4 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) MiFID
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (25.00%) ION MarketView
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
5 2 (16.67%) Intel
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (8.33%) Windows

MTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MTS 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 MTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) ION MarketView
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) COM
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) OO
2 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (33.33%) VB6
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 4 (33.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) MiFID
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) ION Trading
4 2 (16.67%) Intel