The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 121 - 94
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.14% - 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£120 - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
MCTS
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1009 598 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 46.20% 34.41% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 301 184
Average daily rate £363 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 47
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.25 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -58.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Hampshire region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (37.50%) MCDST
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) MCP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) CRM
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WLAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Sun
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) MCSE
7 1 (12.50%) Active Directory

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WLAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) MCDST
3 3 (37.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Sun
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware