The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 86 89
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.10% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.01% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
MCTS
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
361 365 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 29.96% 25.56% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 171 150
Average daily rate £450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 18
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +23.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

MCTS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Product Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) CRM Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Product Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft