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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 86 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -3
Contract jobs citing MCTS 18 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.97% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 0.76% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Median daily rate £320 £337 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.95% -3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £331 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £339 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £17.63
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +170.69%
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
702 917 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 37.78% 42.12% 45.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 543 502
Median daily rate £390 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +193.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

MCTS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 December 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 +9 10 £320 -4.95%
Portsmouth - 5 - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 14 (66.67%) MCP
5 13 (61.90%) Kerberos
5 13 (61.90%) LDAP
5 13 (61.90%) DNS
5 13 (61.90%) X.500
5 13 (61.90%) Replication
5 13 (61.90%) PKI
6 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) Validation
8 5 (23.81%) CSS
9 4 (19.05%) Ada
9 4 (19.05%) HP
9 4 (19.05%) Military
9 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
9 4 (19.05%) Ada 83
9 4 (19.05%) Ada 95
10 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (14.29%) C#
11 2 (9.52%) Windows
11 2 (9.52%) MCITP
11 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (9.52%) Change Management
11 2 (9.52%) Degree
11 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
11 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012

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 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) DNS
1 13 (61.90%) Kerberos
1 13 (61.90%) LDAP
1 13 (61.90%) X.500
2 1 (4.76%) SNMP
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (19.05%) Military
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Ada Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) PKI
1 13 (61.90%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Validation
2 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Ada
1 4 (19.05%) Ada 83
1 4 (19.05%) Ada 95
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) MCP
3 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) MCITP
6 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.76%) HND
6 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.76%) MCSA
6 1 (4.76%) MCSE
6 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) Netcool
1 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) VMware