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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 103 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.076% 0.22% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £294 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £379
% change year-on-year
- -14.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +141.93%
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
366 378 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 27.66% 27.65% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 194 172
Average daily rate £463 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.68% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £5.50 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £50.44 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Presales
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365 Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft