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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 120 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.047% 0.15% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £196 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+39.68% -1.56%
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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 Hampshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
785 845 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.27% 40.86% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 423 379
Average daily rate £365 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 24 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £62.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (72.73%) MCSA
4 8 (72.73%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (54.55%) Scrum
6 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (54.55%) ETL
6 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 6 (54.55%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (45.45%) OLAP Cube
7 5 (45.45%) OLAP
8 4 (36.36%) MCITP
8 4 (36.36%) Clustering
8 4 (36.36%) VMware
8 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 2 (18.18%) PDA
9 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
9 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
9 2 (18.18%) Replication
9 2 (18.18%) McAfee
9 2 (18.18%) Degree
9 2 (18.18%) Test Automation

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (72.73%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) OLAP Cube
4 5 (45.45%) OLAP
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) WinRunner
2 2 (18.18%) TestDirector
2 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) PDA
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) AIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) ETL
2 6 (54.55%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (54.55%) Kimball Methodology
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) MCDBA
4 2 (18.18%) MCP
4 2 (18.18%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Veritas
3 2 (18.18%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) Infor