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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 59 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing MCTS 22 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.14% 0.83% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.24% 2.64% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 3
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £288 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £331 £379
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +88.80%
MCTS
Berkshire

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
304 303 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.63% 31.33% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 153 144
Median daily rate £400 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £230 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 4
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (96.55%) ITIL
2 28 (96.55%) MCITP
2 28 (96.55%) Customer Engagement
3 27 (93.10%) Degree
3 27 (93.10%) Service Management
4 23 (79.31%) DNS
4 23 (79.31%) Windows
5 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
6 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
7 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (48.28%) SQL
8 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
9 13 (44.83%) DHCP
10 10 (34.48%) Office 365
10 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
11 8 (27.59%) IIS
11 8 (27.59%) MS Office
12 7 (24.14%) Clustering
12 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
12 7 (24.14%) SCCM
13 6 (20.69%) WSUS
13 6 (20.69%) VBScript
13 6 (20.69%) .NET
13 6 (20.69%) VPN
13 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
14 5 (17.24%) Citrix
14 5 (17.24%) Terminal Server
14 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
14 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (27.59%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
2 8 (27.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (34.48%) Office 365
3 3 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) DNS
2 13 (44.83%) DHCP
3 6 (20.69%) VPN
4 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.34%) Bluetooth
5 3 (10.34%) Broadband
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) HTTP
5 3 (10.34%) IPsec
5 3 (10.34%) IPv4
5 3 (10.34%) IPv6
5 3 (10.34%) SSL
5 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (10.34%) WiMAX
5 3 (10.34%) Wireless
5 3 (10.34%) Wireshark
6 2 (6.90%) Internet
7 1 (3.45%) POP3
7 1 (3.45%) SAN
7 1 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.90%) Power BI
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Fiddler
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Field Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Development Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Development Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Network Field Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Server Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Technical Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Cloud Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Escalation Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) ADO.NET
2 4 (13.79%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) 802.1X
3 3 (10.34%) Ajax
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 3 (10.34%) FastCGI
3 3 (10.34%) LINQ
3 3 (10.34%) REST
3 3 (10.34%) RSS
3 3 (10.34%) WCF
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 3 (10.34%) WPF
4 2 (6.90%) DCOM
5 1 (3.45%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) BYOD
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Customer Engagement
1 28 (96.55%) ITIL
2 27 (93.10%) Service Management
3 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.34%) High Availability
5 3 (10.34%) MVC
5 3 (10.34%) Network Optimisation
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) Web Development
6 1 (3.45%) Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Coaching
6 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
4 6 (20.69%) VBScript
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) PHP
5 3 (10.34%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (96.55%) MCITP
3 27 (93.10%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) MCAD
5 1 (3.45%) MCPD
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) BitLocker
2 5 (17.24%) Terminal Server
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 6 (20.69%) WSUS
3 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 5 (17.24%) WMI
4 4 (13.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (10.34%) SCVMM
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix
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