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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 217 215 234
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing MCTS 31 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.81% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £325 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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
2340 2093 2326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.19% 23.93% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1210 1081 1058
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 156
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MCTS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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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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 +20 20 £413 - 2
Hampshire - 5 £265 - 4
Surrey -6 3 - - 5
East Sussex - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (84.62%) Windows
3 24 (46.15%) ITIL
3 24 (46.15%) MCITP
4 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
5 21 (40.38%) Active Directory
5 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 18 (34.62%) MCSE
8 17 (32.69%) SQL
8 17 (32.69%) Clustering
9 16 (30.77%) DNS
10 15 (28.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
11 14 (26.92%) Cisco
11 14 (26.92%) DHCP
11 14 (26.92%) Service Management
12 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (23.08%) MCSA
12 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
13 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (21.15%) Degree
13 11 (21.15%) Customer Engagement
14 10 (19.23%) VMware
14 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
14 10 (19.23%) CCNA
14 10 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (17.31%) SAN
15 9 (17.31%) MCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) IIS
3 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.85%) Lync
5 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.92%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (17.31%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) DNS
2 14 (26.92%) DHCP
3 9 (17.31%) SAN
4 5 (9.62%) RTP
4 5 (9.62%) ISDN
4 5 (9.62%) VoIP
5 4 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) LAN
6 2 (3.85%) HTTP
6 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.85%) SSL
6 2 (3.85%) WAN
7 1 (1.92%) POP3
7 1 (1.92%) SMTP
7 1 (1.92%) IPv4
7 1 (1.92%) NetScreen
7 1 (1.92%) Firewall
7 1 (1.92%) VLAN
7 1 (1.92%) IMAP
7 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (11.54%) EDRMS
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.85%) OLTP
9 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) MSI
2 1 (1.92%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Support Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) DBA
2 6 (11.54%) SQL DBA
3 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Support Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.85%) Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Server Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (1.92%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 7 (13.46%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) WCF
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.92%) LINQ
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (1.92%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.92%) XSD
4 1 (1.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Clustering
2 6 (11.54%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (84.62%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (40.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) ITIL
2 14 (26.92%) Service Management
3 11 (21.15%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (15.38%) Migration
5 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.62%) Performance Management
8 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (7.69%) Workflow
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.85%) High Availability
9 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.85%) Change Management
9 2 (3.85%) CRM
10 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.92%) Scrum
10 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) C#
2 7 (13.46%) C++
3 6 (11.54%) Java
4 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) VBScript
6 1 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (46.15%) MCITP
3 18 (34.62%) MCSE
4 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
5 12 (23.08%) MCSA
6 11 (21.15%) Degree
7 10 (19.23%) CCNA
7 10 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (17.31%) MCP
9 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
10 5 (9.62%) CCVP
10 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (9.62%) MCDST
11 3 (5.77%) VCP4
11 3 (5.77%) VCAP
11 3 (5.77%) VCP5
12 1 (1.92%) ACSA
12 1 (1.92%) MCSD
12 1 (1.92%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
4 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.77%) vSphere
4 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) vCloud
5 1 (1.92%) UAG
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCOM
2 5 (9.62%) SCCM
3 4 (7.69%) WSUS
4 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.92%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.92%) Cisco
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle
5 4 (7.69%) Kaseya
6 2 (3.85%) Lotus
6 2 (3.85%) Symantec
6 2 (3.85%) Remedy
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) BMC
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) Novell
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Siebel
7 1 (1.92%) Sun
7 1 (1.92%) Apple
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