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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 247 250 230
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing MCTS 8 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.095% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.79% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 11
Median daily rate £323 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £244 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.54% -17.77%
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
2091 2664 2383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.96% 26.84% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1602 1211
Median daily rate £400 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +7.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 115 117
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +17 3 £320 - 1
Surrey -1 2 £235 -32.78% 3
Oxfordshire -10 2 - -
Berkshire +4 1 £380 +60.00% 4
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 South East region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
3 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
4 20 (68.97%) MCITP
5 19 (65.52%) Windows
6 15 (51.72%) DNS
7 13 (44.83%) SQL
7 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
8 12 (41.38%) Degree
9 11 (37.93%) MCSE
9 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
10 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (34.48%) ITIL
11 9 (31.03%) Office 365
12 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
12 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
12 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (24.14%) Service Management
13 6 (20.69%) Clustering
13 6 (20.69%) SCOM
13 6 (20.69%) VBScript
13 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
14 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
14 5 (17.24%) MCP
14 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
14 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
14 5 (17.24%) Windows 7

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
2 3 (10.34%) LDAP
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.34%) X.500
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) SNMP
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (3.45%) Big Data
6 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) StarTeam
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.90%) French Language
1 2 (6.90%) German Language
1 2 (6.90%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Field Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Escalation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) ETL Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
4 2 (6.90%) SSAS Developer
4 2 (6.90%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET
2 2 (6.90%) DCOM
3 1 (3.45%) AppFabric
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Clustering
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) PKI
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Customer Engagement
2 7 (24.14%) Service Management
3 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) ETL
6 2 (6.90%) High Availability
6 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.90%) Presales
6 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) PowerShell
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) VBScript
3 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (68.97%) MCITP
3 12 (41.38%) Degree
4 11 (37.93%) MCSE
5 5 (17.24%) MCP
6 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
7 2 (6.90%) MCAD
7 2 (6.90%) MCPD
8 1 (3.45%) ECDL
8 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.45%) MCDST
8 1 (3.45%) MCSA
8 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCOM
2 5 (17.24%) WMI
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) SCCM
4 2 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.45%) Netcool
5 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) NetApp
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.45%) IronPort
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas