The table below looks at the statistics for MCT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCT over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Rank 617 592 576
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing MCT 16 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.032% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 2
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£525 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.59% +8.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £209 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £785 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £291 £275
% change year-on-year
-22.63% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11059 10517 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.83% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5953 4982
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 450 469
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCT within the UK.

MCT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCT within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MCT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCT within the UK.

MCT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MCT
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCT within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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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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
England -4 16 £525 +40.00% 1
London +2 7 £525 +31.25%
Yorkshire - 5 £200 -
Leeds - 5 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £200 -
City of London +6 3 £500 -33.33%
Oxfordshire -16 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 2 £250 -24.61%
Tyne and Wear -24 2 £250 -24.61%
South East -25 2 - - 1
North East -28 2 £250 -24.61%

MCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCT 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 MCT.

1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (36.36%) MS Office
3 8 (36.36%) CIPD
4 7 (31.82%) Legal
5 6 (27.27%) E-Learning
6 5 (22.73%) Law
6 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) CFA
8 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (13.64%) VMware
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) Advertising
8 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 3 (13.64%) CRM
8 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Risk Management
8 3 (13.64%) Clustering
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
9 2 (9.09%) Security Patching
9 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (9.09%) SharePoint

MCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCT 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 MCT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Documentum
2 1 (4.55%) FileNet
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) RoboHelp
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Sqoop
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (31.82%) Legal
2 5 (22.73%) Law
3 4 (18.18%) Banking
4 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 3 (13.64%) Advertising
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Trainer
2 6 (27.27%) IT Trainer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Trainer
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) WPF
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Thrift
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) E-Learning
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) CRM
1 3 (13.64%) ERP
1 3 (13.64%) Quantitative Risk Management
1 3 (13.64%) Coaching
2 2 (9.09%) Security Patching
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Change Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.55%) OOP
3 1 (4.55%) OO
3 1 (4.55%) Content Management
3 1 (4.55%) Document Management
3 1 (4.55%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Memory Management
3 1 (4.55%) MapReduce
3 1 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.55%) XAML
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (36.36%) CIPD
3 4 (18.18%) CFA
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) MBA
4 2 (9.09%) MCDBA
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
1 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.55%) vCloud
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Flume
1 1 (4.55%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) MOM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) Facebook
4 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.55%) IBM