The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 55 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.18% 0.86% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.89% 3.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +42.85%
MCTS
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
180 129 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.35% 27.86% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 74 45
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.54 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.78% +7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCTS across the South Wales region.

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (100.00%) IIS
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) SAN
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee
1 7 (100.00%) MCITP
1 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Intune
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 7 (100.00%) SCDPM
2 4 (57.14%) GIS
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) VMware

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) DHCP
1 7 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) SAN
1 7 (100.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Server Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
2 2 (28.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Intune
1 7 (100.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) VMware