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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 405 415 376
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -39
Contract jobs citing MCTS 23 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.068% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.44% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 27
Median daily rate £350 £449 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.11% +19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £201 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £523 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £18.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 - £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +42.85%
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
3669 3619 3726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.98% 15.49% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2537 2332 2482
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 92 116
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £52.17 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +46 2 £268 -16.89%
Croydon -18 2 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (82.35%) Windows
3 24 (70.59%) MCSE
3 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
5 16 (47.06%) ITIL
5 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
6 15 (44.12%) MCITP
7 13 (38.24%) MS Office
7 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
8 12 (35.29%) Windows 8
9 11 (32.35%) Office 365
9 11 (32.35%) Citrix
10 10 (29.41%) VMware
10 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (26.47%) Dell
11 9 (26.47%) Mac OS X
12 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
12 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
12 8 (23.53%) Migration
12 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
12 8 (23.53%) Degree
12 8 (23.53%) WSUS
13 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
13 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
13 7 (20.59%) Cisco
13 7 (20.59%) SQL
13 7 (20.59%) CCNA
13 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification

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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (14.71%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.82%) Zimbra
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Office
2 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Aareon QL
1 1 (2.94%) Academy Housing
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (2.94%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (2.94%) OPENHousing
1 1 (2.94%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Office 365
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.65%) OneDrive
3 5 (14.71%) Yammer
4 3 (8.82%) Google Apps
5 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.65%) Skype
3 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.88%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (2.94%) ADSL
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) VoIP
6 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Support Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Office 365 Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 3 (8.82%) Broadcast Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) WCF
2 1 (2.94%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Device Driver
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Cloud Native
2 3 (8.82%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
4 12 (35.29%) Windows 8
5 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (26.47%) Mac OS X
7 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (17.65%) Linux
8 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
8 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
9 5 (14.71%) Android
10 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
11 3 (8.82%) CentOS
11 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
12 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (11.76%) Service Management
3 4 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.82%) Patch Management
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Software Distribution
4 3 (8.82%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (8.82%) Use Case
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) ITSM
5 2 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.59%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (70.59%) MCSE
3 15 (44.12%) MCITP
4 8 (23.53%) Degree
5 7 (20.59%) CCNA
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (17.65%) MCSA
7 5 (14.71%) MCP
8 4 (11.76%) A+ Certification
8 4 (11.76%) ACMT
8 4 (11.76%) CCA
8 4 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (8.82%) MOS
9 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (5.88%) MCDBA
11 1 (2.94%) CCNP
11 1 (2.94%) MCAD
11 1 (2.94%) MCDST
11 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) BitLocker
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) Xen
3 4 (11.76%) XenApp
3 4 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.88%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) WSUS
2 6 (17.65%) SCCM
3 4 (11.76%) Casper Suite
4 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Citrix
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 9 (26.47%) Dell
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco
6 4 (11.76%) Apple
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Symantec
7 3 (8.82%) Adobe
7 3 (8.82%) Google
7 3 (8.82%) Intel Security
7 3 (8.82%) Kaspersky
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.88%) Aspera
8 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.88%) Juniper
8 2 (5.88%) Remedy
9 1 (2.94%) BT
9 1 (2.94%) Hummingbird
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