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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 50 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.43% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £379
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +88.80%
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
284 240 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 60.43% 49.79% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 126 66
Average daily rate £405 £458 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +30.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 17
Average hourly rate £44.00 £43.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £29.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucester - 1 £180 -
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) InfoPath
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Auditing
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) MCAD
3 3 (60.00%) MCSD
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Workflow
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Security Auditing
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) MCAD
3 3 (60.00%) MCSD
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) MCDST
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware