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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 407 415 388
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs citing MCTS 21 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.076% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.49% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 25
Median daily rate £313 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £201 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.43 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+27.15% +25.00%
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
3879 3650 3796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.50% 15.49% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2621 2405 2453
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 94 116
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.17 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +49 2 £268 -46.36% 2
Croydon -14 2 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (83.78%) Windows
3 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
3 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
4 23 (62.16%) MCSE
5 16 (43.24%) ITIL
5 16 (43.24%) MCITP
5 16 (43.24%) Windows Server
6 15 (40.54%) Windows 7
6 15 (40.54%) MS Office
7 12 (32.43%) Office 365
7 12 (32.43%) Windows 8
8 11 (29.73%) Citrix
9 10 (27.03%) VMware
9 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (24.32%) Degree
10 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
10 9 (24.32%) Migration
10 9 (24.32%) Dell
10 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
10 9 (24.32%) Mac OS X
10 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
11 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
11 8 (21.62%) SQL
11 8 (21.62%) WSUS
11 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (18.92%) Skype
12 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.92%) Linux
12 7 (18.92%) Cisco

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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.51%) Skype for Business
4 4 (10.81%) IIS
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (8.11%) Zimbra
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Aareon QL
1 1 (2.70%) Academy Housing
1 1 (2.70%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (2.70%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (2.70%) OPENHousing
1 1 (2.70%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Office 365
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) OneDrive
3 5 (13.51%) Yammer
4 3 (8.11%) Google Apps
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.92%) Skype
3 6 (16.22%) Firewall
4 5 (13.51%) DNS
4 5 (13.51%) SAN
5 4 (10.81%) DHCP
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.11%) LAN
6 3 (8.11%) WAN
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.70%) ADSL
8 1 (2.70%) Internet
8 1 (2.70%) PBX
8 1 (2.70%) VoIP
8 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.70%) WiX
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Support Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Office 365 Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) IT Support
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 3 (8.11%) Broadcast Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.81%) Device Driver
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Native
2 3 (8.11%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) EPoS
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows Server
3 15 (40.54%) Windows 7
4 12 (32.43%) Windows 8
5 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (24.32%) Mac OS X
7 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
9 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
9 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
10 5 (13.51%) Android
11 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
12 3 (8.11%) CentOS
12 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
13 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
13 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (10.81%) Service Management
3 4 (10.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Broadcast Engineering
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) Software Distribution
4 3 (8.11%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (8.11%) Use Case
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.62%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.81%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (62.16%) MCSE
3 16 (43.24%) MCITP
4 9 (24.32%) Degree
5 6 (16.22%) A+ Certification
5 6 (16.22%) CCNA
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (13.51%) MCP
6 5 (13.51%) MCSA
7 4 (10.81%) ACMT
7 4 (10.81%) CCA
7 4 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (8.11%) MOS
8 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.70%) MCAD
10 1 (2.70%) MCDBA
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) BitLocker
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Xen
3 4 (10.81%) XenApp
3 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) WSUS
2 6 (16.22%) SCCM
3 4 (10.81%) Casper Suite
4 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (29.73%) Citrix
3 10 (27.03%) VMware
4 9 (24.32%) Dell
5 7 (18.92%) Cisco
6 4 (10.81%) Apple
6 4 (10.81%) HP
6 4 (10.81%) Symantec
7 3 (8.11%) Adobe
7 3 (8.11%) Google
7 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
7 3 (8.11%) Kaspersky
7 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.41%) Aspera
8 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.41%) Juniper
8 2 (5.41%) Remedy
9 1 (2.70%) Cognos
9 1 (2.70%) Nortel
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