The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 147 144
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.030% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.10% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £550 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £18.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +10.44%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
806 987 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.34% 29.48% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 603 588
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 67 32
Median hourly rate £36.50 £41.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.49% +17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.28 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the South West region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) InfoPath
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Auditing
3 3 (60.00%) Workflow
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) MCAD
3 3 (60.00%) MCSD
4 2 (40.00%) Information Management
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Security Auditing
1 3 (60.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) MCAD
3 3 (60.00%) MCSD
4 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft