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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 392 385 357
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs citing MCTS 27 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.91% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 23
Average daily rate
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£413 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.43% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £348
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £19.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -4.68%
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
3899 3741 3371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.31% 14.97% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2426 2142
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 89 108
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
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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 +9 6 £354 +1.07% 6
Croydon - 4 £481 -
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
3 35 (55.56%) Windows
4 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.27%) MCITP
5 24 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 23 (36.51%) VMware
7 22 (34.92%) MCSE
7 22 (34.92%) MS Excel
8 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (28.57%) SQL
10 17 (26.98%) Citrix
10 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (25.40%) MS Exchange
12 15 (23.81%) ITIL
12 15 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (22.22%) Veeam
13 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 14 (22.22%) Finance
14 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
14 13 (20.63%) Hyper-V
15 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (19.05%) T-SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (25.40%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.76%) IIS
7 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.59%) WorkSite
Applications
1 22 (34.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) MS Office
3 5 (7.94%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 5 (7.94%) SAN
3 3 (4.76%) Intranet
3 3 (4.76%) Internet
4 2 (3.17%) DHCP
4 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) DNS
5 1 (1.59%) VPN
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
5 1 (1.59%) VoIP
5 1 (1.59%) 3G
5 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (6.35%) DTS
9 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
9 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
9 3 (4.76%) SAP HANA
9 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.59%) QlikView
10 1 (1.59%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.59%) Data Mart
10 1 (1.59%) OLTP
10 1 (1.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Developer
2 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Consultant
4 5 (7.94%) DBA
4 5 (7.94%) Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Developer
4 5 (7.94%) SQL DBA
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Trainer
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.17%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
2 8 (12.70%) CSS
2 8 (12.70%) HTML
3 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.76%) WCF
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (3.17%) XML
5 2 (3.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (1.59%) MDX
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.52%) Replication
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Statistics
4 2 (3.17%) CMDB
4 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (55.56%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
5 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.17%) Solaris
6 2 (3.17%) Linux
6 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.59%) VMS
7 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) ITIL
2 10 (15.87%) Migration
3 8 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (12.70%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (11.11%) CRM
5 6 (9.52%) Project Management
5 6 (9.52%) ETL
5 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.94%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (7.94%) Time Management
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (6.35%) Service Management
7 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) Security Management
8 3 (4.76%) MVC
8 3 (4.76%) High Availability
8 3 (4.76%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) SQL
2 12 (19.05%) T-SQL
2 12 (19.05%) C#
3 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (41.27%) MCITP
3 22 (34.92%) MCSE
4 11 (17.46%) MCSA
5 10 (15.87%) Degree
6 8 (12.70%) MCP
7 4 (6.35%) CCNA
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.76%) ISSAP
8 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (4.76%) CISSP
8 3 (4.76%) MCT
8 3 (4.76%) CISA
8 3 (4.76%) CCA
8 3 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.76%) MCAD
8 3 (4.76%) MCSD
9 2 (3.17%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.63%) Hyper-V
4 11 (17.46%) XenApp
5 5 (7.94%) XenServer
6 3 (4.76%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) SCOM
3 2 (3.17%) Ionix
3 2 (3.17%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.17%) WSUS
3 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.59%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (36.51%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Citrix
4 14 (22.22%) Veeam
5 12 (19.05%) NetApp
6 4 (6.35%) SAP
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) EMC
8 2 (3.17%) Symantec
8 2 (3.17%) Remedy
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.59%) Apple
9 1 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.59%) Adobe
9 1 (1.59%) AppSense
9 1 (1.59%) LANDesk
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
CPS Group
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago