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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 233 245 230
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing MCTS 40 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 0.85% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 5
Median daily rate £363 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £337 £379
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -11.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +138.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +88.80%
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
2676 2589 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.75% 26.01% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1406 1248
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 123 117
Median hourly rate £22.00 £24.12 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +39.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.17 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Berkshire +20 25 £425 - 2
Oxfordshire +13 6 £305 -28.23% 5
Hampshire -2 6 £310 +10.22% 3
Surrey -9 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £355 - 1
Kent - 1 £217 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
3 46 (73.02%) Active Directory
4 45 (71.43%) MCITP
5 42 (66.67%) DNS
6 36 (57.14%) Degree
7 35 (55.56%) Windows
8 31 (49.21%) ITIL
9 30 (47.62%) Customer Engagement
10 29 (46.03%) Service Management
11 24 (38.10%) SQL
12 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
13 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
13 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (26.98%) Office 365
15 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
15 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
16 15 (23.81%) MCP
16 15 (23.81%) .NET
17 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
17 14 (22.22%) DHCP
17 14 (22.22%) PKI
17 14 (22.22%) Replication
18 12 (19.05%) X.500
18 12 (19.05%) LDAP
18 12 (19.05%) Kerberos
18 12 (19.05%) IIS
19 11 (17.46%) VBScript
19 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
20 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared

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 12 (19.05%) IIS
2 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.35%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.70%) MS Office
3 5 (7.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (26.98%) Office 365
3 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 42 (66.67%) DNS
2 14 (22.22%) DHCP
3 12 (19.05%) Kerberos
3 12 (19.05%) LDAP
3 12 (19.05%) X.500
4 7 (11.11%) VPN
5 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.35%) Firewall
6 4 (6.35%) SSL
7 3 (4.76%) Bluetooth
7 3 (4.76%) Broadband
7 3 (4.76%) HTTP
7 3 (4.76%) Internet
7 3 (4.76%) IPsec
7 3 (4.76%) IPv4
7 3 (4.76%) IPv6
7 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.76%) WiMAX
7 3 (4.76%) Wireless
7 3 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.76%) Power BI
5 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.17%) Big Data
7 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.76%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (7.94%) Military
2 1 (1.59%) Advertising
2 1 (1.59%) French Language
2 1 (1.59%) German Language
2 1 (1.59%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (1.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Field Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) Active Directory Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Consultant
3 9 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Administrator
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Consultant
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint Administrator
4 5 (7.94%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Development Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Architect
7 2 (3.17%) Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Development Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Support Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) .NET
2 9 (14.29%) XML
3 6 (9.52%) CSS
3 6 (9.52%) HTML
4 5 (7.94%) ADO.NET
4 5 (7.94%) jQuery
5 3 (4.76%) 802.1X
5 3 (4.76%) Ajax
5 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.76%) FastCGI
5 3 (4.76%) LINQ
5 3 (4.76%) REST
5 3 (4.76%) RSS
5 3 (4.76%) WCF
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 3 (4.76%) WPF
6 2 (3.17%) DCOM
7 1 (1.59%) CGI
7 1 (1.59%) JMS
7 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) PKI
1 14 (22.22%) Replication
2 9 (14.29%) Clustering
3 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.59%) BYOD
7 1 (1.59%) CESG
7 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.59%) NHS
7 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (55.56%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) ITIL
2 30 (47.62%) Customer Engagement
3 29 (46.03%) Service Management
4 9 (14.29%) Validation
5 7 (11.11%) Migration
6 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.52%) Workflow
7 5 (7.94%) High Availability
7 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.94%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.94%) Security Auditing
8 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.76%) MVC
9 3 (4.76%) Network Optimisation
9 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (4.76%) Web Development
10 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) SQL
2 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
3 11 (17.46%) VBScript
4 9 (14.29%) C#
5 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.76%) Java
6 3 (4.76%) PHP
6 3 (4.76%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (71.43%) MCITP
3 36 (57.14%) Degree
4 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (23.81%) MCP
6 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
7 9 (14.29%) MCSE
8 7 (11.11%) MCAD
9 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
9 5 (7.94%) MCSD
10 2 (3.17%) MCPD
11 1 (1.59%) CCNA
11 1 (1.59%) CCSP
11 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 46 (73.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.94%) BitLocker
3 5 (7.94%) Terminal Server
4 2 (3.17%) UAG
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 7 (11.11%) WSUS
3 6 (9.52%) SCOM
4 5 (7.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (7.94%) WMI
5 3 (4.76%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Intune
7 1 (1.59%) OpenView
7 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (82.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Citrix
3 7 (11.11%) HP
4 5 (7.94%) VMware
5 4 (6.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.59%) Nintex
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle
6 1 (1.59%) StorageTek
6 1 (1.59%) Sun
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