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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 47 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.64% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £445 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%
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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
262 209 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 54.47% 44.75% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 88 36
Average daily rate £410 £390 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.75 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £25.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.10 £51.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Firmware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (100.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Firmware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) TOWER Software