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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 106 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing MCTS 13 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.68% 0.19% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 0.46% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate £337 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+180.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.01% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
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
804 865 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 42.27% 41.45% 38.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 438 297
Average daily rate £388 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 27
Average hourly rate £45.50 £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.79% -63.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hook +19 6 £337 -
Southampton +18 1 £275 +129.16%
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) MCP
4 8 (57.14%) DNS
5 7 (50.00%) Kerberos
5 7 (50.00%) LDAP
5 7 (50.00%) X.500
5 7 (50.00%) Replication
5 7 (50.00%) PKI
6 6 (42.86%) Validation
6 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Migration
8 4 (28.57%) MCITP
8 4 (28.57%) CSS
8 4 (28.57%) .NET
8 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
9 3 (21.43%) C#
9 3 (21.43%) HTML
9 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 3 (21.43%) SQL
9 3 (21.43%) VBScript
9 3 (21.43%) XML
9 3 (21.43%) MCAD
9 3 (21.43%) MCSD
9 3 (21.43%) HP
9 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
9 3 (21.43%) InfoPath
9 3 (21.43%) Military

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 7 (50.00%) LDAP
2 7 (50.00%) X.500
3 1 (7.14%) SNMP
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) PKI
1 7 (50.00%) Replication
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Security Auditing
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Product Management
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (64.29%) MCP
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) MCITP
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) MCAD
5 3 (21.43%) MCSD
6 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) HP