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 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 50 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.21% 0.69% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 1.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £180 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +42.85%
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
285 217 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 60.00% 49.66% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 118 78
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £349 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 17
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £27.50 £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Gloucester - 1 £180 -
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) InfoPath
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Auditing
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) MCAD
3 2 (50.00%) MCSD
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Migration

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Security Auditing
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) MCAD
3 2 (50.00%) MCSD
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCDST
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware