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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 195 218 209
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs citing MCTS 43 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 0.82% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 6
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£425 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £307 £310
% change year-on-year
+30.18% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+266.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
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
2593 2070 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 24.87% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 981 714
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 110 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.15 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +20 30 £425 -5.55% 2
Surrey -3 4 - - 2
Hampshire -19 3 £120 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (69.44%) Windows
3 46 (63.89%) MCITP
4 40 (55.56%) ITIL
5 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
6 34 (47.22%) Service Management
7 33 (45.83%) SQL
8 32 (44.44%) Degree
9 31 (43.06%) Customer Engagement
10 29 (40.28%) SQL Server
11 26 (36.11%) Active Directory
12 22 (30.56%) DNS
13 21 (29.17%) MCSE
13 21 (29.17%) Clustering
14 20 (27.78%) MS Exchange
15 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
15 16 (22.22%) SCOM
16 15 (20.83%) .NET
17 14 (19.44%) IIS
17 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
18 13 (18.06%) Disaster Recovery
19 12 (16.67%) Migration
19 12 (16.67%) MCSA
20 11 (15.28%) XML
20 11 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
21 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 10 (13.89%) CRM
21 10 (13.89%) C#
21 10 (13.89%) DHCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (19.44%) IIS
3 8 (11.11%) Lync
3 8 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
4 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.33%) GroupWise
5 6 (8.33%) IBM Notes
6 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.78%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.56%) DNS
2 10 (13.89%) DHCP
2 10 (13.89%) SAN
3 7 (9.72%) POP3
3 7 (9.72%) SMTP
3 7 (9.72%) IMAP
4 5 (6.94%) VoIP
5 4 (5.56%) Firewall
6 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.78%) RTP
6 2 (2.78%) SSL
6 2 (2.78%) WLAN
6 2 (2.78%) WAN
6 2 (2.78%) HTTP
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) LAN
6 2 (2.78%) PBX
6 2 (2.78%) PSTN
7 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (40.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (6.94%) OLTP
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (4.17%) EDRMS
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.78%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.39%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.39%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.56%) Marketing
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 15 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Consultant
4 9 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 9 (12.50%) DBA
5 6 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Developer
5 6 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (6.94%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.17%) CRM Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Support Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) CRM Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) .NET
2 11 (15.28%) XML
3 8 (11.11%) WCF
3 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.33%) WPF
4 6 (8.33%) Web Services
5 5 (6.94%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.78%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.78%) LINQ
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (2.78%) REST
6 2 (2.78%) FastCGI
6 2 (2.78%) Ajax
6 2 (2.78%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.17%) Clustering
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.78%) PKI
4 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 50 (69.44%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) ITIL
2 34 (47.22%) Service Management
3 31 (43.06%) Customer Engagement
4 13 (18.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (16.67%) Migration
6 11 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (13.89%) CRM
8 9 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 9 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.94%) B2B
10 5 (6.94%) Scrum
11 4 (5.56%) Performance Management
11 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (4.17%) Change Management
12 3 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
12 3 (4.17%) Problem Management
12 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) SQL
2 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
3 10 (13.89%) C#
4 8 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 8 (11.11%) VBScript
4 8 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.17%) Java
7 2 (2.78%) Ruby
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) C++
7 2 (2.78%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (63.89%) MCITP
3 32 (44.44%) Degree
4 21 (29.17%) MCSE
5 12 (16.67%) MCSA
6 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (6.94%) MCP
9 2 (2.78%) MCDST
9 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.78%) CCNA
10 1 (1.39%) CCA
10 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CCEA
10 1 (1.39%) CISSP
10 1 (1.39%) CCNP
10 1 (1.39%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.39%) CISA
10 1 (1.39%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.39%) vSphere
5 1 (1.39%) XenApp
5 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (22.22%) SCOM
2 8 (11.11%) SCSM
2 8 (11.11%) WMI
3 5 (6.94%) SCCM
4 4 (5.56%) MOM
5 1 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.39%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) VMware
3 7 (9.72%) Avaya
3 7 (9.72%) Citrix
3 7 (9.72%) Lotus
4 6 (8.33%) Novell
5 5 (6.94%) BMC
5 5 (6.94%) Sonus
6 4 (5.56%) Cisco
7 3 (4.17%) Sun
8 2 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) Nortel
9 1 (1.39%) HP
9 1 (1.39%) CA
9 1 (1.39%) Veritas
9 1 (1.39%) Remedy
9 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago