The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 67
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
142 108 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.30% 17.09% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 54 83
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCTS across the Hertfordshire region.

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Hertfordshire region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (100.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) RavenDB
1 1 (100.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft