The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Hampshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 111 - 102
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.25% - 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£195 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.15%
Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
799 587 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 39.21% 33.52% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 338 290
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 73
Average hourly rate £38.00 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.48 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCTS
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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
Southampton - 2 £193 - 2
Hook - 1 £267 -
Fareham - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Siebel
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) IPv4
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel