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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 377 360 343
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs citing MCTS 33 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 1.37% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 27
Average daily rate
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£150 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £170 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £463 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £379 £345
% change year-on-year
-7.65% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -
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
3603 4008 3411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.15% 16.55% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 2665 2057
Average daily rate £413 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 115 117
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.10 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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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
City of London +8 6 £190 -55.94% 3
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (86.00%) Windows
3 35 (70.00%) MCSE
3 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 25 (50.00%) VMware
5 22 (44.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (36.00%) Citrix
6 18 (36.00%) MCP
7 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
8 16 (32.00%) Firewall
9 14 (28.00%) MCITP
9 14 (28.00%) MCSA
10 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
12 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
12 11 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (18.00%) ITIL
14 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
14 9 (18.00%) Internet
14 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (18.00%) CCNA
15 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
15 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (14.00%) Finance
16 7 (14.00%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (10.00%) Lync
7 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (4.00%) IIS
9 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) Firewall
2 9 (18.00%) Internet
3 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.00%) VPN
4 6 (12.00%) DNS
4 6 (12.00%) SAN
5 4 (8.00%) LAN
6 3 (6.00%) WAN
7 2 (4.00%) Extranet
7 2 (4.00%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.00%) DHCP
8 1 (2.00%) VoIP
8 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Electronics
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Administrator
2 7 (14.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) Statistics
3 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (86.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.00%) VMS
8 1 (2.00%) Solaris
8 1 (2.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 3 (6.00%) Security Management
5 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.00%) ERP
5 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
5 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.00%) B2C
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (2.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.00%) C#
2 2 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) Perl
3 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (70.00%) MCSE
3 18 (36.00%) MCP
4 14 (28.00%) MCSA
4 14 (28.00%) MCITP
5 9 (18.00%) CCNA
5 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (12.00%) CCA
6 6 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (8.00%) MCDST
9 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (6.00%) CISA
9 3 (6.00%) CCNP
9 3 (6.00%) CISSP
9 3 (6.00%) HNC
10 2 (4.00%) CCEA
10 2 (4.00%) ISSAP
10 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (50.00%) VMware
3 18 (36.00%) Citrix
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco
5 3 (6.00%) IBM
5 3 (6.00%) NetApp
5 3 (6.00%) Apple
5 3 (6.00%) McAfee
5 3 (6.00%) Veeam
6 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
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