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 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 109 124 115
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.17% 0.045% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.10% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £320 - £308
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 - £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 - £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.39% -12.22%
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
679 954 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.60% 42.61% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 553 436
Median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.94 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +68.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.11 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hook - 3 £320 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) LDAP
4 3 (50.00%) Kerberos
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) X.500
4 3 (50.00%) Replication
4 3 (50.00%) PKI
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Validation
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) AIX
6 1 (16.67%) MCSE
6 1 (16.67%) MCSA
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (16.67%) CSS
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) SNMP
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) Netcool

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
1 3 (50.00%) X.500
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) PKI
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) VMware