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 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 64 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.15% 0.12% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £355 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +42.85%
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
187 202 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 27.87% 24.25% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 134 152
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £271 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Median hourly rate £10.62 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 - £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 - £17.10
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 Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) Development Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Development DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory