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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 380 385 370
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing MCTS 35 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.15% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 32
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £280 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £18.20 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £23.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +35.71%
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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
3685 3747 3772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.30% 14.95% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2409 2384 2255
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 88 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 September 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 17 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +28 7 £413 +3.12% 4
Uxbridge - 1 £475 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (69.51%) Microsoft
3 50 (60.98%) MCITP
4 48 (58.54%) Windows
5 38 (46.34%) SQL Server
6 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
6 31 (37.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (35.37%) SQL
8 28 (34.15%) MS Excel
8 28 (34.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (31.71%) Citrix
10 23 (28.05%) SharePoint
10 23 (28.05%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (28.05%) MCSE
10 23 (28.05%) Windows 7
11 21 (25.61%) ITIL
11 21 (25.61%) T-SQL
11 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (25.61%) VMware
12 20 (24.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (21.95%) MCSA
14 18 (21.95%) SQL Server 2005
14 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (18.29%) MCP
16 14 (17.07%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (15.85%) Change Management
18 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
18 12 (14.63%) ETL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 23 (28.05%) SharePoint
2 14 (17.07%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
3 12 (14.63%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.88%) IIS
8 1 (1.22%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (34.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) Extranet
2 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.10%) SAN
4 4 (4.88%) Firewall
4 4 (4.88%) Internet
5 3 (3.66%) DHCP
5 3 (3.66%) DNS
5 3 (3.66%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.44%) Intranet
6 2 (2.44%) VPN
6 2 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (1.22%) IMAP
7 1 (1.22%) VoIP
7 1 (1.22%) SMTP
7 1 (1.22%) SNMP
7 1 (1.22%) 3G
7 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 31 (37.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (34.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (24.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (21.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (6.10%) DTS
9 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.66%) SAP HANA
10 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
10 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.22%) Data Mart
12 1 (1.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.22%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) Consultant
3 10 (12.20%) Administrator
3 10 (12.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 10 (12.20%) SQL Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Architect
4 8 (9.76%) Desktop Support
4 8 (9.76%) SharePoint Administrator
5 7 (8.54%) Senior SQL Developer
5 7 (8.54%) SQL DBA
5 7 (8.54%) SharePoint Consultant
5 7 (8.54%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) DBA
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) SharePoint Architect
7 5 (6.10%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) .NET
1 10 (12.20%) jQuery
2 8 (9.76%) HTML
2 8 (9.76%) CSS
3 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.66%) WCF
4 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.44%) XML
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.22%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.98%) Data Integration
3 8 (9.76%) Replication
4 7 (8.54%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.32%) Clustering
6 3 (3.66%) CMDB
7 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.22%) FMCG
8 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.22%) EPoS
8 1 (1.22%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.22%) EFT
8 1 (1.22%) Firmware
8 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (58.54%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (28.05%) Windows 7
4 21 (25.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.76%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.10%) Linux
8 4 (4.88%) Solaris
8 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (25.61%) ITIL
3 13 (15.85%) Change Management
4 12 (14.63%) ETL
5 11 (13.41%) Migration
6 10 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (12.20%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (10.98%) Data Transformation
7 9 (10.98%) Data Modelling
7 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.54%) CRM
9 6 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.10%) Time Management
10 5 (6.10%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (4.88%) Service Management
11 4 (4.88%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.88%) B2C
12 3 (3.66%) Document Management
12 3 (3.66%) Project Management
12 3 (3.66%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) SQL
2 21 (25.61%) T-SQL
3 11 (13.41%) C#
4 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.88%) Perl
7 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) Java
8 1 (1.22%) VBScript
8 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (60.98%) MCITP
3 23 (28.05%) MCSE
4 18 (21.95%) MCSA
5 15 (18.29%) MCP
6 9 (10.98%) Degree
7 6 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (7.32%) CCNA
7 6 (7.32%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (6.10%) CCA
9 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.88%) MCDBA
9 4 (4.88%) CCNP
9 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
10 3 (3.66%) ISSAP
10 3 (3.66%) CCEA
10 3 (3.66%) CISSP
10 3 (3.66%) MCAD
10 3 (3.66%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) SLA
2 6 (7.32%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.32%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.32%) XenApp
3 6 (7.32%) XenServer
4 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.66%) vSphere
5 3 (3.66%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.44%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.22%) vCloud
7 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) SCCM
2 9 (10.98%) SCOM
3 4 (4.88%) SCOrch
3 4 (4.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.44%) WSUS
4 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.44%) Ionix
5 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (69.51%) Microsoft
2 26 (31.71%) Citrix
3 21 (25.61%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) Cisco
4 6 (7.32%) EMC
4 6 (7.32%) Veeam
5 4 (4.88%) NetApp
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.88%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) Symantec
6 2 (2.44%) Remedy
7 1 (1.22%) F5
7 1 (1.22%) AppSense
7 1 (1.22%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.22%) HP
7 1 (1.22%) Adobe
7 1 (1.22%) Apple
7 1 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.22%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
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