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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / London
Rank 396 418 386
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -32
Contract jobs citing MCTS 10 7 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.051% 0.033% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.18% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 20
Median daily rate £459 £298 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.20% +98.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £229 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £405 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £339 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.53% -20.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 - £33.25

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
3297 3934 3610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.96% 18.60% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2285 2739 2372
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 57 82
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.44 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.92% -0.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.68 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -2 3 £500 +68.06% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 25 (75.76%) Windows
4 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
5 18 (54.55%) MCSE
6 16 (48.48%) MCITP
7 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 15 (45.45%) ITIL
8 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
8 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
10 10 (30.30%) Office 365
10 10 (30.30%) MCP
10 10 (30.30%) C#
10 10 (30.30%) .NET
10 10 (30.30%) CCNA
10 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (27.27%) Citrix
11 9 (27.27%) Finance
12 8 (24.24%) DNS
13 7 (21.21%) SQL
13 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
13 7 (21.21%) MCSA
13 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
13 7 (21.21%) Migration
13 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
13 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
1 7 (21.21%) Skype for Business
2 5 (15.15%) IIS
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) CMS
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (30.30%) Office 365
3 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (12.12%) IaaS
3 4 (12.12%) PaaS
4 3 (9.09%) OneDrive
4 3 (9.09%) SaaS
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) DMZ
2 4 (12.12%) Skype
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) ISDN
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) PBX
4 1 (3.03%) PSTN
4 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (9.09%) Data Mart
5 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.03%) ActiveReports
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.15%) CruiseControl
2 5 (15.15%) TeamCity
2 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) Moq
4 2 (6.06%) NUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium
4 2 (6.06%) WiX
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Architect
1 5 (15.15%) Developer
1 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.21%) WCF
3 5 (15.15%) WF
4 4 (12.12%) OAuth
4 4 (12.12%) SAML
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
1 5 (15.15%) PKI
1 5 (15.15%) Replication
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) NHS
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Fintech
5 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.15%) VMS
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.06%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
3 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (15.15%) Build Automation
4 5 (15.15%) CRM
4 5 (15.15%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (15.15%) Network Management
4 5 (15.15%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (12.12%) Metadata Management
5 4 (12.12%) Operations Management
5 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
5 4 (12.12%) Workflow
6 3 (9.09%) Corporate Information Factory
6 3 (9.09%) Inmon Methodology
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) Web Application Development
7 2 (6.06%) Patch Management
7 2 (6.06%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) PowerShell
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (54.55%) MCSE
3 16 (48.48%) MCITP
4 10 (30.30%) CCNA
4 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (30.30%) MCP
5 7 (21.21%) MCSA
6 6 (18.18%) MCDST
6 6 (18.18%) MCSD
7 5 (15.15%) CCNP
7 5 (15.15%) Degree
7 5 (15.15%) MCDBA
7 5 (15.15%) PMI Certification
7 5 (15.15%) PMP
7 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
9 2 (6.06%) MCAD
10 1 (3.03%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Xen
4 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (9.09%) SCCM
3 3 (9.09%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.03%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) CA
4 3 (9.09%) RedGate
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Symantec
6 1 (3.03%) Apple
6 1 (3.03%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.03%) IronPort
6 1 (3.03%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Remedy
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
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