The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 47 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.99% - 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% - 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£434 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £348
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.63 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +6.25%
MCTS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
252 120 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 49.80% 40.27% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 51 41
Average daily rate £425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -45.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £16.50 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 November 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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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
Cheltenham - 1 £678 -
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (87.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (75.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) Military
4 5 (62.50%) UNIX
4 5 (62.50%) Remedy
5 4 (50.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Citrix
7 1 (12.50%) McAfee
7 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
7 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
7 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (12.50%) Veritas
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) Netcool
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) AIX
7 1 (12.50%) MCSE
7 1 (12.50%) MCSA
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) Clustering
7 1 (12.50%) Software Testing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
1 7 (87.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (62.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technology Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) VMware