The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 £36.00 £22.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+63.63% +39.68%
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 Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
68 48 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.08% 16.84% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 28
Median daily rate £405 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £255 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 £25.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.10% +47.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MCTS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 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 Kent region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Data Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft