The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 55 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 22 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.33% 1.25% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.61% 4.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £13.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+249.05% -72.10%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
333 247 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 35.24% 25.76% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 103 47
Average daily rate £375 £375 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £179 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -69.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (90.63%) MCITP
3 28 (87.50%) Service Management
3 28 (87.50%) ITIL
3 28 (87.50%) Degree
4 27 (84.38%) Customer Engagement
4 27 (84.38%) Windows
5 18 (56.25%) DNS
6 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
6 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
7 13 (40.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (34.38%) Clustering
8 11 (34.38%) SQL
8 11 (34.38%) IIS
9 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 10 (31.25%) SAN
10 8 (25.00%) Lotus
10 8 (25.00%) POP3
10 8 (25.00%) SMTP
10 8 (25.00%) DHCP
10 8 (25.00%) IMAP
11 7 (21.88%) IBM Notes
11 7 (21.88%) Novell
11 7 (21.88%) GroupWise
11 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
12 6 (18.75%) .NET
12 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
12 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 5 (15.63%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (15.63%) SCOM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (34.38%) IIS
2 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
3 7 (21.88%) IBM Notes
3 7 (21.88%) GroupWise
4 5 (15.63%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (6.25%) Lync
6 2 (6.25%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) DNS
2 10 (31.25%) SAN
3 8 (25.00%) IMAP
3 8 (25.00%) POP3
3 8 (25.00%) SMTP
3 8 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) PBX
4 2 (6.25%) PSTN
4 2 (6.25%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (9.38%) EDRMS
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) MSI
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Field Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Server Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) XML
3 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) ITIL
1 28 (87.50%) Service Management
2 27 (84.38%) Customer Engagement
3 13 (40.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.38%) Kanban
5 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.38%) CMMI
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) High Availability
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.63%) VBScript
4 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.38%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (90.63%) MCITP
3 28 (87.50%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) MCSE
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) WMI
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
1 5 (15.63%) SCSM
2 4 (12.50%) MOM
3 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Lotus
3 7 (21.88%) Novell
4 2 (6.25%) Nortel
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
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