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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 230 245 240
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing MCTS 21 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 13
Median daily rate £323 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £328 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £425 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £17.63
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +170.69%
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
2005 2566 2870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.48% 27.29% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1508 1429
Median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 140 140
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.90 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +91.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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
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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 December 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 +28 18 £320 -4.95% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
Berkshire +6 1 £380 -10.58% 2
Oxfordshire -2 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 15 (55.56%) MCP
5 14 (51.85%) DNS
6 13 (48.15%) Kerberos
6 13 (48.15%) LDAP
6 13 (48.15%) X.500
6 13 (48.15%) Replication
6 13 (48.15%) PKI
7 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) MCITP
8 6 (22.22%) Windows
8 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) CSS
9 5 (18.52%) Validation
10 4 (14.81%) Military
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) HP
10 4 (14.81%) Ada
10 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
10 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (14.81%) Ada 83
10 4 (14.81%) Ada 95
11 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 3 (11.11%) Office 365
11 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (11.11%) MS Office
11 3 (11.11%) C#

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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) DNS
2 13 (48.15%) Kerberos
2 13 (48.15%) LDAP
2 13 (48.15%) X.500
3 1 (3.70%) SNMP
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) StarTeam
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) PKI
1 13 (48.15%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Validation
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Ada
1 4 (14.81%) Ada 83
1 4 (14.81%) Ada 95
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (55.56%) MCP
3 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) MCITP
4 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) MCSE
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.70%) ECDL
7 1 (3.70%) HND
7 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.70%) MCDST
7 1 (3.70%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.70%) Netcool
1 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) IronPort
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) Veritas
4 1 (3.70%) VMware