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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 221 191 239
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +48
Contract jobs citing MCTS 29 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.48% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 2.07% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £261 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £18.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -21.12%
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
2670 1985 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.47% 23.09% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1041 955
Average daily rate £375 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 99 166
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +4 14 £420 -1.17% 4
Surrey -15 10 £375 +25.00% 1
Hampshire - 3 £363 - 3
West Sussex -4 1 £375 -11.76%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (77.78%) Windows
3 28 (51.85%) SQL Server
4 25 (46.30%) ITIL
5 24 (44.44%) SQL
6 22 (40.74%) Clustering
6 22 (40.74%) MCITP
7 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
9 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 17 (31.48%) Service Management
12 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
12 14 (25.93%) Customer Engagement
13 13 (24.07%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (24.07%) DNS
13 13 (24.07%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (22.22%) Degree
14 12 (22.22%) Migration
14 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (20.37%) SAN
15 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
16 10 (18.52%) DHCP
16 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
17 9 (16.67%) Load Balancing
17 9 (16.67%) SCOM
18 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 8 (14.81%) SLA
18 8 (14.81%) EDRMS
18 8 (14.81%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) Lync
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.85%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) DNS
2 11 (20.37%) SAN
3 10 (18.52%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) HTTP
4 2 (3.70%) SSL
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) ISDN
5 1 (1.85%) RTP
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) IMAP
5 1 (1.85%) POP3
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
5 1 (1.85%) VoIP
5 1 (1.85%) WLAN
5 1 (1.85%) IPv4
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (24.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (24.07%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (14.81%) EDRMS
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (9.26%) OLTP
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.70%) Fiddler
2 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) DBA
2 9 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 8 (14.81%) Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (9.26%) Field Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.70%) Support Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Software Development Manager
9 1 (1.85%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.26%) XML
2 5 (9.26%) WCF
3 3 (5.56%) WPF
3 3 (5.56%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET
4 2 (3.70%) Ajax
4 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.70%) Silverlight
4 2 (3.70%) LINQ
4 2 (3.70%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (3.70%) FastCGI
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.74%) Clustering
2 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.96%) Replication
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (77.78%) Windows
2 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) ITIL
2 17 (31.48%) Service Management
3 14 (25.93%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (22.22%) Migration
5 9 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.96%) CRM
6 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (12.96%) Performance Management
7 6 (11.11%) Workflow
7 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.26%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.41%) Change Management
10 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.56%) Scrum
10 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
3 6 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (5.56%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 2 (3.70%) Ruby
7 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (40.74%) MCITP
3 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 12 (22.22%) Degree
5 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
6 8 (14.81%) MCSA
7 7 (12.96%) MCP
7 7 (12.96%) MCSE
8 4 (7.41%) CCNA
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (7.41%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.56%) MCDST
10 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.70%) VCP4
10 2 (3.70%) VCAP
10 2 (3.70%) VCP5
11 1 (1.85%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.70%) vSphere
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCOM
2 5 (9.26%) SCCM
3 4 (7.41%) WSUS
3 4 (7.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.85%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.85%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) VMware
3 5 (9.26%) BMC
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Sun
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Kaseya
6 2 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) Siebel
7 1 (1.85%) CA
7 1 (1.85%) Novell
7 1 (1.85%) Lotus
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec
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