The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 227 222 235
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing MCTS 23 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.72% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate £381 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £348 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.13 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2535 2086 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.17% 24.93% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1019 1091
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 124 126
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCTS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +7 16 £381 - 9
West Sussex - 4 - - 1
Hampshire +5 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -21 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 6
Surrey - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (89.19%) Windows
3 20 (54.05%) MCITP
4 19 (51.35%) ITIL
4 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
5 18 (48.65%) MCSE
5 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (45.95%) Degree
6 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
7 16 (43.24%) DNS
7 16 (43.24%) Cisco
8 14 (37.84%) RTP
8 14 (37.84%) MS Exchange
8 14 (37.84%) Lync
9 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (32.43%) Customer Engagement
10 12 (32.43%) Service Management
11 10 (27.03%) Network Load Balancing
11 10 (27.03%) Live Communications Server
11 10 (27.03%) PBX
11 10 (27.03%) PSTN
11 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
11 10 (27.03%) IIS
12 9 (24.32%) Telecoms
13 8 (21.62%) C#
13 8 (21.62%) C++
13 8 (21.62%) .NET
13 8 (21.62%) MCSA
14 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
14 7 (18.92%) Lotus

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (37.84%) MS Exchange
1 14 (37.84%) Lync
2 10 (27.03%) Live Communications Server
2 10 (27.03%) IIS
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) DNS
2 14 (37.84%) RTP
3 10 (27.03%) PBX
3 10 (27.03%) PSTN
4 6 (16.22%) DHCP
5 4 (10.81%) ISDN
5 4 (10.81%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security
6 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) WLAN
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
7 1 (2.70%) LAN
7 1 (2.70%) HTTP
7 1 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) SSL
7 1 (2.70%) SAN
7 1 (2.70%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (24.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Consultant
1 15 (40.54%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Support Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Deployment Specialist
5 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.70%) Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) WCF
3 4 (10.81%) XSD
4 3 (8.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) PKI
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Blog
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Customer Engagement
2 12 (32.43%) Service Management
3 10 (27.03%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) C#
1 8 (21.62%) C++
2 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) C
4 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (54.05%) MCITP
3 18 (48.65%) MCSE
4 17 (45.95%) Degree
5 8 (21.62%) MCSA
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (16.22%) CCNA
7 4 (10.81%) CCVP
7 4 (10.81%) MCSD
8 3 (8.11%) MCP
8 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (8.11%) MCDST
9 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
9 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.70%) CNE
10 1 (2.70%) Novell Certification
10 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.70%) ACSA
10 1 (2.70%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) Shibboleth
4 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.70%) UAG
5 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCOM
2 3 (8.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) HP SIM
3 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (5.41%) SCSM
4 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) Cisco
3 7 (18.92%) Lotus
3 7 (18.92%) VMware
4 6 (16.22%) Avaya
4 6 (16.22%) Nortel
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle
6 3 (8.11%) Google
6 3 (8.11%) Twitter
7 2 (5.41%) NetScout
7 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.41%) Kaseya
7 2 (5.41%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix
8 1 (2.70%) Apple
8 1 (2.70%) Juniper
8 1 (2.70%) Symantec
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