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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 73 56
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.30% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.01% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £238 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -40.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.39% -12.22%
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
187 296 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.79% 29.13% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 154 132
Median daily rate £401 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 31 13
Median hourly rate £24.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £21.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.82 £37.09 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +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 1 October 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) Customer Engagement
2 6 (85.71%) DNS
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Service Management
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
2 6 (85.71%) VBScript
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) WMI
3 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 5 (71.43%) SCOM
4 4 (57.14%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) DCOM
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) T-SQL

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 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) French Language
1 1 (14.29%) German Language
1 1 (14.29%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Field Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Escalation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) DCOM
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Customer Engagement
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) MCAD
3 1 (14.29%) MCPD
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCOM
1 5 (71.43%) WMI
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft