The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 569 535 543
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing MTS 1 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.015% 0.032%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.011% 0.087% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
Average daily rate
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£105 £85 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -84.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-61.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £42.54 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8816 8021 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.86% 17.24% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5312 4651 5282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 417 426
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
MTS
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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
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 25 July 2014. 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
West Midlands - - - -
MTS
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MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) VB
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (33.33%) Rendezvous
3 2 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 2 (33.33%) Endur
3 2 (33.33%) eSpeed
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) ActionScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Sybase
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering

MTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (33.33%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Endur
1 2 (33.33%) ZaiNet
1 2 (33.33%) Aligne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (33.33%) KDB
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Mockito
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 2 (33.33%) German Language
1 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) Rendezvous
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 2 (33.33%) ETRM
1 2 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) ActionScript
2 2 (33.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 2 (33.33%) Bloomberg
2 2 (33.33%) eSpeed
2 2 (33.33%) ION Trading
2 2 (33.33%) Tradeweb
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) SAP