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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / South East
Rank 231 241 226
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing MCTS 8 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.90% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 16
Median daily rate £320 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -14.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £335 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.47% -21.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.64 - £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 - £29.00

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
2190 2431 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.61% 27.79% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1464 1245
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 102
Median hourly rate £23.34 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.13% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +7 7 £320 -5.41% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (41.38%) DNS
4 12 (41.38%) MCP
5 11 (37.93%) CSS
5 11 (37.93%) LDAP
5 11 (37.93%) Kerberos
5 11 (37.93%) X.500
5 11 (37.93%) Replication
5 11 (37.93%) PKI
5 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) Ada 83
6 7 (24.14%) Ada 95
6 7 (24.14%) Military
6 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
6 7 (24.14%) Ada
6 7 (24.14%) Windows
7 6 (20.69%) C#
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
7 6 (20.69%) MCITP
8 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.24%) HP
8 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (13.79%) VMware
9 4 (13.79%) Software Deployment

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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) DNS
2 11 (37.93%) Kerberos
2 11 (37.93%) LDAP
2 11 (37.93%) X.500
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) SNMP
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (24.14%) Military
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Ada Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Ada Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Exchange Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) IT Support
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Office 365 Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.45%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) PKI
1 11 (37.93%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) RIA
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (13.79%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (13.79%) Software Deployment
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (3.45%) High Availability
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Ada
1 7 (24.14%) Ada 83
1 7 (24.14%) Ada 95
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
3 12 (41.38%) MCP
4 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) MCITP
6 3 (10.34%) MCSE
7 2 (6.90%) MCSA
8 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.45%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) HND
8 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.45%) MCPD
8 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (13.79%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.45%) Netcool
1 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.45%) IronPort
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas