The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Gloucestershire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 48 77
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.58% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
141 171 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 36.91% 51.51% 56.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 89 234
Average daily rate £350 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £29.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
MCTS
South West

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 23 April 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
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MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MCSM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) CCENT
1 2 (100.00%) MCSM
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware