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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 54 67 81
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +14
Contract jobs citing MCTS 17 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.86% 1.43% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.37% 4.69% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
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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
267 341 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.24% 30.58% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 166 80
Average daily rate £375 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £235 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.49% -23.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
3 18 (62.07%) ITIL
3 18 (62.07%) Service Management
3 18 (62.07%) MCITP
3 18 (62.07%) Degree
4 17 (58.62%) Customer Engagement
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
6 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
6 13 (44.83%) Clustering
7 11 (37.93%) DNS
8 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) IIS
9 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
9 9 (31.03%) SAN
9 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (27.59%) XML
10 8 (27.59%) SCOM
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (20.69%) .NET
12 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
12 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
12 6 (20.69%) EDRMS
12 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
12 6 (20.69%) Performance Management
12 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (17.24%) DHCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (31.03%) IIS
2 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (10.34%) GroupWise
4 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
5 2 (6.90%) Lync
5 2 (6.90%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) DNS
2 9 (31.03%) SAN
3 5 (17.24%) DHCP
4 3 (10.34%) POP3
4 3 (10.34%) SMTP
4 3 (10.34%) IMAP
5 2 (6.90%) RTP
5 2 (6.90%) PBX
5 2 (6.90%) PSTN
6 1 (3.45%) HTTP
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) EDRMS
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
2 1 (3.45%) Fiddler
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Field Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) DBA
3 4 (13.79%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Database Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.45%) WCF
4 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.45%) LINQ
4 1 (3.45%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (3.45%) FastCGI
4 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Clustering
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) PKI
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) ITIL
1 18 (62.07%) Service Management
2 17 (58.62%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.69%) Performance Management
3 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (17.24%) Workflow
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.90%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (3.45%) Kanban
8 1 (3.45%) High Availability
8 1 (3.45%) Change Control
8 1 (3.45%) Database Security
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.45%) Scrum
8 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.79%) VBScript
4 2 (6.90%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (62.07%) MCITP
2 18 (62.07%) Degree
3 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.79%) MCSE
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) MCSA
7 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCOM
2 5 (17.24%) SCCM
3 4 (13.79%) SCSM
3 4 (13.79%) WMI
4 3 (10.34%) MOM
5 1 (3.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Lotus
3 3 (10.34%) Novell
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Nortel
4 2 (6.90%) Avaya
Reading
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago