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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 87 90 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing MCTS 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.49% 0.078% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 0.49% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£350 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.11% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%
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
366 206 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.67% 16.13% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 101 157
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 14
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.95 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Redhill - 4 £350 -
Egham -9 1 - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (80.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (70.00%) Data Migration
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (70.00%) Migration
4 7 (70.00%) Windows
5 6 (60.00%) ITIL
5 6 (60.00%) OLTP
5 6 (60.00%) BMC
5 6 (60.00%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (60.00%) Business Continuity
5 6 (60.00%) SCOM
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (50.00%) Logistics
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) VMware
7 3 (30.00%) MCP
8 2 (20.00%) MCDBA
8 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (20.00%) Clustering

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (60.00%) OLTP
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) DBA
1 8 (80.00%) SQL DBA
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (70.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (70.00%) Migration
3 6 (60.00%) Business Continuity
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) Logistics
4 5 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability
6 1 (10.00%) Product Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) T-SQL
1 8 (80.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCP
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) MCDBA
3 2 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (60.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) BMC
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy