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 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 60 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.36% 0.97% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 2.88% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.11 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+121.13% -0.78%
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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
235 313 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.01% 33.87% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 134 106
Average daily rate £395 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 8
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) MCITP
3 16 (80.00%) Degree
4 15 (75.00%) Windows
5 14 (70.00%) ITIL
5 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (70.00%) Service Management
5 14 (70.00%) Customer Engagement
6 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
7 9 (45.00%) DNS
7 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (40.00%) SQL
9 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (35.00%) Clustering
9 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
10 6 (30.00%) IMAP
10 6 (30.00%) POP3
10 6 (30.00%) SMTP
11 5 (25.00%) SAN
11 5 (25.00%) Novell
11 5 (25.00%) Lotus
11 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (25.00%) IIS
11 5 (25.00%) IBM Notes
11 5 (25.00%) GroupWise
12 4 (20.00%) Replication
12 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
12 4 (20.00%) SCCM
12 4 (20.00%) Office Communications Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) GroupWise
2 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 5 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 4 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) IMAP
2 6 (30.00%) POP3
2 6 (30.00%) SMTP
3 5 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Field Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (10.00%) DBA
7 1 (5.00%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Replication
3 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) ITIL
1 14 (70.00%) Service Management
1 14 (70.00%) Customer Engagement
2 9 (45.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) CMMI
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Server Building
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) High Availability
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (85.00%) MCITP
3 16 (80.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) MCP
5 2 (10.00%) MCDBA
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.00%) SCSM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) MOM
3 1 (5.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Novell
2 5 (25.00%) Lotus
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £180 to £210 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harris Global
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago