The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 29 April 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 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £379
% change year-on-year
- -14.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +141.93%
MCTS
Hampshire

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

Qualifications Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
43 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 42.16% 34.19% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 18
Average daily rate £425 £310 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £47.83 £36.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

MCTS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Military
1 1 (100.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Security Auditing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Security Auditing
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft