The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 65 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.14% 0.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.01% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
MCTS
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
157 212 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.11% 26.24% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 108 87
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) StorageTek
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) CESG
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) DoDAF
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) MODAF
1 1 (100.00%) RUP
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCSP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) StorageTek
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) VMware