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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 117 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.15% 0.047% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.12% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £295 - £195
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 - £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 - £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.43 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.15% -
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
794 832 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 40.41% 39.10% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 530 406
Median daily rate £380 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £11.75 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.83 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

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 29 July 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 - 2 £293 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) X.500
3 7 (77.78%) MCP
3 7 (77.78%) LDAP
3 7 (77.78%) Kerberos
3 7 (77.78%) DNS
3 7 (77.78%) Replication
3 7 (77.78%) PKI
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Validation
5 4 (44.44%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (11.11%) vSphere
8 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (11.11%) Change Control
8 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
8 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (11.11%) Nintex
8 1 (11.11%) Migration
8 1 (11.11%) VMware
8 1 (11.11%) Content Management
8 1 (11.11%) MCITP

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
1 7 (77.78%) Kerberos
1 7 (77.78%) LDAP
1 7 (77.78%) X.500
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) PKI
1 7 (77.78%) Replication
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Content Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCP
2 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Nintex
3 1 (11.11%) VMware