The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 411 426 399
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -27
Contract jobs citing MCTS 19 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.086% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.54% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 30
Median daily rate £300 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £418 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.39% -12.22%
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4042 3698 3914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.71% 15.88% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2568 2472 2590
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 64 78
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.17% -10.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in London

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in London

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
City of London +18 3 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (83.33%) Windows
3 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 26 (61.90%) MCSE
6 22 (52.38%) ITIL
7 19 (45.24%) MCITP
8 17 (40.48%) Citrix
9 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
10 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
11 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
12 12 (28.57%) Office 365
13 11 (26.19%) MS Office
14 10 (23.81%) CCNA
14 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (21.43%) DNS
15 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
15 9 (21.43%) MCSA
15 9 (21.43%) VMware
15 9 (21.43%) Windows 8
15 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (21.43%) WSUS
16 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
17 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
17 7 (16.67%) IIS
17 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
17 7 (16.67%) A+ Certification
17 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 7 (16.67%) SCCM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 7 (16.67%) IIS
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (4.76%) CMS
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Aareon QL
2 1 (2.38%) Academy Housing
2 1 (2.38%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (2.38%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (2.38%) OPENHousing
2 1 (2.38%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Office 365
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.14%) Google Apps
3 3 (7.14%) IaaS
3 3 (7.14%) PaaS
3 3 (7.14%) SaaS
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.76%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.76%) Yammer
5 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) DNS
2 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.29%) Firewall
4 5 (11.90%) DHCP
5 4 (9.52%) LAN
5 4 (9.52%) Skype
5 4 (9.52%) WAN
6 3 (7.14%) DMZ
6 3 (7.14%) PBX
6 3 (7.14%) SAN
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (4.76%) ISDN
7 2 (4.76%) PSTN
7 2 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (4.76%) SSL
8 1 (2.38%) ADSL
8 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Data Mart
5 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) CruiseControl
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) WiX
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.38%) Law
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) IT Support
5 4 (9.52%) Design Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.52%) WCF
3 3 (7.14%) OAuth
3 3 (7.14%) SAML
3 3 (7.14%) WF
4 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Clustering
1 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.52%) Device Driver
2 3 (7.14%) Cloud Native
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) EPoS
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (83.33%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
4 9 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 5 (11.90%) Android
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.52%) Linux
8 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 3 (7.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.38%) Unix
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) Service Management
3 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 4 (9.52%) Workflow
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Database Mirroring
4 3 (7.14%) Metadata Management
4 3 (7.14%) Operations Management
4 3 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 3 (7.14%) Software Distribution
4 3 (7.14%) Ticket Management
4 3 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 3 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.29%) C#
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (61.90%) MCSE
3 19 (45.24%) MCITP
4 10 (23.81%) CCNA
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (21.43%) MCSA
6 7 (16.67%) A+ Certification
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (11.90%) MCP
7 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
7 5 (11.90%) PMP
8 4 (9.52%) ACMT
8 4 (9.52%) CCA
8 4 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (9.52%) Degree
9 3 (7.14%) CCNP
9 3 (7.14%) MCDBA
9 3 (7.14%) MCDST
9 3 (7.14%) MOS
9 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) BitLocker
2 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.90%) XenApp
4 4 (9.52%) Xen
4 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.76%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) WSUS
2 7 (16.67%) SCCM
3 4 (9.52%) Casper Suite
4 3 (7.14%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) SCOM
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (40.48%) Citrix
3 9 (21.43%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) Dell
4 5 (11.90%) Intel Security
4 5 (11.90%) Symantec
5 4 (9.52%) Apple
5 4 (9.52%) HP
6 3 (7.14%) CA
6 3 (7.14%) Google
6 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.76%) Avaya
7 2 (4.76%) RedGate
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 2 (4.76%) SAP
8 1 (2.38%) Aareon
8 1 (2.38%) IronPort
8 1 (2.38%) Kypera
8 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
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