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 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 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.76% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£543 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £307 £310
% change year-on-year
+30.18% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
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
158 110 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.21% 26.96% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 59 46
Average daily rate £450 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £514 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £15.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £16.16 £23.05
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 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 30 January 2015, 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%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCAD
2 4 (57.14%) MCSD
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (57.14%) MCPD
2 4 (57.14%) Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) SCDPM
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) GIS
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Windows

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
General
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) CRM Business Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) CRM Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) CRM
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCAD
2 4 (57.14%) MCSD
2 4 (57.14%) MCPD
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
1 3 (42.86%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee
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