The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 224 209 215
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing MCTS 33 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 1.36% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 9
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£400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £306 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+307.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2904 2053 1799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.29% 24.08% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1027 780
Average daily rate £375 £374 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 19 £410 -3.52% 6
Surrey -5 8 £375 +8.69% 3
Hampshire - 2 £120 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (73.33%) Windows
3 33 (55.00%) SQL Server
4 32 (53.33%) SQL
5 28 (46.67%) ITIL
6 26 (43.33%) MCITP
7 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 22 (36.67%) Service Management
8 22 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (35.00%) Clustering
10 20 (33.33%) Degree
11 19 (31.67%) Customer Engagement
12 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
14 14 (23.33%) DNS
14 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
15 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 13 (21.67%) SAN
15 13 (21.67%) SCOM
16 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
16 12 (20.00%) .NET
16 12 (20.00%) Migration
17 11 (18.33%) IIS
17 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
18 10 (16.67%) MCSA
18 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 9 (15.00%) EDRMS
19 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
19 9 (15.00%) CRM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (18.33%) IIS
1 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (8.33%) Lync
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.00%) GroupWise
4 3 (5.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.33%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) DNS
2 13 (21.67%) SAN
3 6 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) WLAN
4 3 (5.00%) WAN
4 3 (5.00%) POP3
4 3 (5.00%) SMTP
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) IMAP
5 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.33%) PBX
5 2 (3.33%) PSTN
5 2 (3.33%) VoIP
5 2 (3.33%) SSL
5 2 (3.33%) HTTP
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) RTP
6 1 (1.67%) Firewall
6 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (15.00%) EDRMS
6 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (8.33%) OLTP
9 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
1 3 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Support Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) DBA
3 10 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 8 (13.33%) Consultant
5 7 (11.67%) SQL Server DBA
6 6 (10.00%) Developer
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Architect
7 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.33%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) XML
3 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.67%) WCF
4 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 5 (8.33%) WPF
4 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.33%) LINQ
5 2 (3.33%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.33%) REST
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (3.33%) FastCGI
5 2 (3.33%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.33%) Ajax
6 1 (1.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Clustering
2 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (73.33%) Windows
2 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) ITIL
2 22 (36.67%) Service Management
3 19 (31.67%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (20.00%) Migration
5 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (15.00%) CRM
5 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
7 7 (11.67%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (10.00%) Workflow
9 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.67%) Change Management
11 3 (5.00%) Scrum
11 3 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
12 2 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 7 (11.67%) C#
5 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 4 (6.67%) VBScript
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) Python
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (43.33%) MCITP
3 20 (33.33%) Degree
4 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (16.67%) MCSA
6 9 (15.00%) MCSE
7 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.67%) MCP
9 3 (5.00%) MCDST
10 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.33%) CCNA
11 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.67%) CCA
11 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.67%) CCEA
11 1 (1.67%) CCNP
11 1 (1.67%) CCIA
11 1 (1.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) XenApp
4 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) SCOM
2 5 (8.33%) SCCM
3 4 (6.67%) SCSM
3 4 (6.67%) WMI
4 3 (5.00%) MOM
5 1 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.67%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Citrix
3 5 (8.33%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) BMC
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco
4 4 (6.67%) Avaya
4 4 (6.67%) Lotus
5 3 (5.00%) Novell
5 3 (5.00%) Sun
6 2 (3.33%) Sonus
6 2 (3.33%) Nortel
7 1 (1.67%) Remedy
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec
7 1 (1.67%) CA
7 1 (1.67%) HP
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