The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 358 348 389
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +41
Contract jobs citing MCTS 54 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.24% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 15
Average daily rate £404 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.31% -9.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £295 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.98 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCTS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 19 £431 +26.83% 5
Mayfair - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (70.13%) Windows
2 54 (70.13%) MCITP
3 43 (55.84%) Microsoft
4 35 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
6 28 (36.36%) Citrix
6 28 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 27 (35.06%) MS Excel
7 27 (35.06%) SQL Server
8 25 (32.47%) ITIL
9 24 (31.17%) MCSE
9 24 (31.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (29.87%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (28.57%) MCP
11 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (27.27%) VMware
13 20 (25.97%) SQL
14 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
14 16 (20.78%) SharePoint
14 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
14 16 (20.78%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
17 13 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (16.88%) SCCM
17 13 (16.88%) Finance

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (20.78%) SharePoint
1 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (11.69%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.30%) Commerce Server
9 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.30%) IIS
9 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 27 (35.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Firewall
1 7 (9.09%) DNS
2 6 (7.79%) DHCP
2 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.79%) Extranet
3 3 (3.90%) Internet
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
4 2 (2.60%) SAN
5 1 (1.30%) Intranet
5 1 (1.30%) SNMP
5 1 (1.30%) LAN
5 1 (1.30%) SMTP
5 1 (1.30%) NAS
5 1 (1.30%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (31.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (20.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.60%) Data Mart
9 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.30%) SSDT
10 1 (1.30%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) MSI
3 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.30%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.30%) NUnit
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) SQL Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Support Engineer
4 11 (14.29%) Analyst
5 10 (12.99%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (12.99%) Support Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Administrator
6 9 (11.69%) Desktop Support
6 9 (11.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (10.39%) SharePoint Administrator
7 8 (10.39%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (10.39%) Senior SQL Developer
7 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
8 7 (9.09%) Consultant
8 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (7.79%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (7.79%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 6 (7.79%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) jQuery
3 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.60%) WCF
5 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.30%) WinForms
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
5 1 (1.30%) CSS
5 1 (1.30%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.30%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.30%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.30%) WPF
5 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.30%) MonoRail
5 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.30%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
2 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) CMDB
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) EPoS
4 1 (1.30%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.30%) EFT
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 54 (70.13%) Windows
2 35 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 6 (7.79%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) ITIL
2 23 (29.87%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (11.69%) Change Management
3 9 (11.69%) ETL
3 9 (11.69%) Data Transformation
4 8 (10.39%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (10.39%) Data Modelling
5 7 (9.09%) Migration
6 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.49%) Service Management
7 5 (6.49%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.19%) Web Application Development
9 3 (3.90%) B2C
9 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.60%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.60%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.60%) High Availability
10 2 (2.60%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) SQL
2 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
3 9 (11.69%) C#
4 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.60%) VBScript
7 1 (1.30%) VB
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (70.13%) MCITP
3 24 (31.17%) MCSE
4 22 (28.57%) MCP
5 12 (15.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (12.99%) CCA
7 10 (12.99%) CCNA
7 10 (12.99%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (11.69%) CCNP
9 7 (9.09%) MCSA
9 7 (9.09%) Degree
10 6 (7.79%) CCEA
11 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
11 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
12 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.60%) MCSD
13 2 (2.60%) HNC
14 1 (1.30%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Terminal Server
4 5 (6.49%) vCloud
4 5 (6.49%) vSphere
5 2 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.30%) XenApp
6 1 (1.30%) XenServer
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) SCOM
3 5 (6.49%) WSUS
4 3 (3.90%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.36%) Citrix
3 21 (27.27%) VMware
4 11 (14.29%) Cisco
5 6 (7.79%) F5
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
7 2 (2.60%) Altiris
7 2 (2.60%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.60%) Apple
7 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.30%) Reuters
8 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.30%) CA
8 1 (1.30%) Websense
8 1 (1.30%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.30%) SunGard
8 1 (1.30%) HP
8 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
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