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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 406 387 385
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing MCTS 19 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.97% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
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
3668 3730 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.63% 15.86% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2392 2395 2164
Average daily rate £425 £423 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 107 121
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -12 2 £499 +21.64% 2
Croydon - 2 £525 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (78.43%) Microsoft
3 37 (72.55%) Windows
4 34 (66.67%) MCSE
5 27 (52.94%) VMware
6 21 (41.18%) Firewall
7 19 (37.25%) MS Excel
7 19 (37.25%) Windows 7
8 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
9 15 (29.41%) MCSA
9 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
9 15 (29.41%) Citrix
10 13 (25.49%) MCITP
11 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
12 11 (21.57%) Windows 8
12 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (21.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (21.57%) Cisco
12 11 (21.57%) SAN
12 11 (21.57%) MCP
13 10 (19.61%) MS Office
14 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
14 9 (17.65%) Internet
14 9 (17.65%) DNS
14 9 (17.65%) LAN
14 9 (17.65%) MCDST
14 9 (17.65%) vSphere
15 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
15 8 (15.69%) Telecoms

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.80%) Lync
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.92%) IIS
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.96%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (37.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.61%) MS Office
3 5 (9.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) Firewall
2 11 (21.57%) SAN
3 9 (17.65%) Internet
3 9 (17.65%) DNS
3 9 (17.65%) LAN
4 8 (15.69%) WAN
4 8 (15.69%) VPN
5 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.76%) IPv4
7 4 (7.84%) DHCP
8 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.96%) VLAN
9 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) MySQL
6 1 (1.96%) Big Data
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Consultant
2 7 (13.73%) Service Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Administrator
2 7 (13.73%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) SQL DBA
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) DBA
5 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Developer
5 2 (3.92%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (1.96%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.92%) WCF
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (72.55%) Windows
2 19 (37.25%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.57%) Windows 8
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Linux
5 6 (11.76%) Ubuntu
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.96%) SUSE
8 1 (1.96%) Debian
8 1 (1.96%) CentOS
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 6 (11.76%) Project Management
3 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.80%) Strategic Planning
3 5 (9.80%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (7.84%) Critical Path Analysis
4 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.84%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Security Management
5 3 (5.88%) CRM
5 3 (5.88%) Coaching
5 3 (5.88%) SDLC
5 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.92%) ERP
7 1 (1.96%) EAI
7 1 (1.96%) SOA
7 1 (1.96%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (66.67%) MCSE
3 15 (29.41%) MCSA
4 13 (25.49%) MCITP
5 11 (21.57%) MCP
5 11 (21.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (17.65%) MCDST
7 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (13.73%) CCNA
9 6 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (7.84%) CCA
12 3 (5.88%) HNC
12 3 (5.88%) CISSP
12 3 (5.88%) CISA
12 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
12 3 (5.88%) VCP5
13 2 (3.92%) Degree
13 2 (3.92%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (17.65%) vSphere
4 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.80%) XenApp
6 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.96%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (78.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (52.94%) VMware
3 15 (29.41%) Citrix
4 11 (21.57%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Apple
5 3 (5.88%) McAfee
6 2 (3.92%) AppSense
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
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