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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 229 227 234
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing MCTS 22 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.23% 0.073%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.86% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 -
% 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
2273 2455 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.12% 27.34% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1212 1120
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 129
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% -27.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 +3 11 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 6 £475 - 3
Hampshire +5 6 £281 +125.00% 4
Surrey - 3 £325 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (74.63%) MCITP
3 44 (65.67%) Windows
4 43 (64.18%) Microsoft
5 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
6 30 (44.78%) ITIL
7 29 (43.28%) MS Exchange
8 28 (41.79%) Service Management
8 28 (41.79%) Degree
9 27 (40.30%) Customer Engagement
9 27 (40.30%) MCSE
9 27 (40.30%) SQL
10 21 (31.34%) DNS
11 18 (26.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
13 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
14 14 (20.90%) MCSA
14 14 (20.90%) Clustering
14 14 (20.90%) Lync
14 14 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
15 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (16.42%) Migration
16 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
16 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (16.42%) Office 365
17 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (14.93%) Office Communications Server
17 10 (14.93%) VMware
17 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 29 (43.28%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.90%) Lync
2 14 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (14.93%) Office Communications Server
4 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (11.94%) IIS
6 7 (10.45%) IBM Notes
6 7 (10.45%) GroupWise
7 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.99%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Office 365
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) DNS
2 10 (14.93%) DHCP
3 8 (11.94%) IMAP
3 8 (11.94%) Firewall
3 8 (11.94%) POP3
3 8 (11.94%) SMTP
4 7 (10.45%) SAN
5 5 (7.46%) VoIP
6 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.99%) PBX
7 2 (2.99%) PSTN
7 2 (2.99%) RTP
8 1 (1.49%) WLAN
8 1 (1.49%) WAN
8 1 (1.49%) LAN
8 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.46%) OLAP
6 5 (7.46%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.99%) OLTP
8 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.99%) WinRunner
3 2 (2.99%) TestDirector
3 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.49%) MSI
4 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (1.49%) Finance
1 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Field Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Consultant
3 8 (11.94%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) SQL DBA
5 6 (8.96%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (8.96%) DBA
5 6 (8.96%) Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (4.48%) Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) CRM Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Active Directory Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) XML
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 2 (2.99%) WCF
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (1.49%) WPF
4 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Clustering
2 6 (8.96%) Private Cloud
2 6 (8.96%) Replication
3 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) PDA
4 2 (2.99%) PKI
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.49%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 44 (65.67%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Windows 7
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.99%) AIX
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) ITIL
2 28 (41.79%) Service Management
3 27 (40.30%) Customer Engagement
4 18 (26.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (16.42%) Migration
6 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (13.43%) Scrum
7 9 (13.43%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (13.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.96%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (8.96%) ETL
10 5 (7.46%) B2B
11 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
11 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
11 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.97%) Coaching
11 4 (5.97%) Patch Management
11 4 (5.97%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.96%) T-SQL
3 6 (8.96%) VBScript
4 5 (7.46%) C#
5 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (74.63%) MCITP
3 28 (41.79%) Degree
4 27 (40.30%) MCSE
5 14 (20.90%) MCSA
6 5 (7.46%) MCP
7 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.99%) MCDBA
9 2 (2.99%) CISSP
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.99%) CCNA
9 2 (2.99%) CISA
10 1 (1.49%) MCDST
10 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.49%) CCSP
10 1 (1.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) SCOM
2 6 (8.96%) WMI
2 6 (8.96%) SCSM
3 5 (7.46%) SCCM
4 3 (4.48%) MOM
5 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.99%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.49%) Netcool
6 1 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 43 (64.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) VMware
3 8 (11.94%) Lotus
4 7 (10.45%) Avaya
4 7 (10.45%) Novell
5 6 (8.96%) Citrix
6 5 (7.46%) Sonus
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco
7 4 (5.97%) McAfee
8 2 (2.99%) Nortel
8 2 (2.99%) Veritas
9 1 (1.49%) SurfControl
9 1 (1.49%) Sun
9 1 (1.49%) Juniper
9 1 (1.49%) BMC
9 1 (1.49%) Postini
9 1 (1.49%) Infor
9 1 (1.49%) F5
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