The first table below looks at the demand for MTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank - 407 392
Contract jobs citing MTS 0 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.025% 0.061%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.14% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Average daily rate
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- - £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-61.81% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £42.54 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -
Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4412 4334 4637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.78% 17.85% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2898 2762 2974
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 140 164
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £14.01 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
MTS
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MTS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MTS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MTS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MTS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MTS across the London region.

MTS Daily Rate Trend in London

MTS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MTS across the London region.

MTS Hourly Rate Trend in London

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (50.00%) Rendezvous
3 2 (50.00%) Bloomberg
3 2 (50.00%) Endur
3 2 (50.00%) eSpeed
3 2 (50.00%) Front Office
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) FTP
3 2 (50.00%) ActionScript
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Sybase

MTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MTS 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 MTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (50.00%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Endur
1 2 (50.00%) ZaiNet
1 2 (50.00%) Aligne
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (50.00%) KDB
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) Mockito
General
1 2 (50.00%) Front Office
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (50.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) Rendezvous
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (50.00%) ETRM
1 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) ActionScript
2 2 (50.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (50.00%) Bloomberg
2 2 (50.00%) eSpeed
2 2 (50.00%) ION Trading
2 2 (50.00%) Tradeweb
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Sybase