The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Rank 575 562 580
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing MCT 19 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.016% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.088% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 1
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£375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 - £315
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 31 July 2014.

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 21 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 31 July 2014. 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
England -16 19 £375 +15.38% 3
London +28 16 £400 +23.07% 1
North East - 2 £328 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £328 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £328 -
Oxford - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

MCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 26 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) Replication
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
8 6 (20.00%) CRM
8 6 (20.00%) ERP
8 6 (20.00%) MS Office
8 6 (20.00%) MCDBA
8 6 (20.00%) Veritas
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (20.00%) VMware
8 6 (20.00%) Clustering
8 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (16.67%) Degree
9 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) MCSE
10 4 (13.33%) ETL
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012

MCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) FileNet
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) RoboHelp
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) ADSL
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) VoIP
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
1 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (10.00%) RIP
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.00%) VPN
1 3 (10.00%) MPLS
1 3 (10.00%) OSPF
1 3 (10.00%) BGP
1 3 (10.00%) VRRP
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
1 3 (10.00%) VPLS
1 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (10.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) DTS
5 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (10.00%) SAP HANA
5 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.67%) Mahout
6 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
6 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
7 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.33%) Big Data
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Russian Language
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Trainer
2 5 (16.67%) DBA
2 5 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Trainer
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) IT Trainer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Server Support
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Author
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Author
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Writer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Training Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
1 2 (6.67%) WCF
1 2 (6.67%) AppFabric
1 2 (6.67%) MapReduce
2 1 (3.33%) MDX
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Replication
2 6 (20.00%) Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Statistics
5 1 (3.33%) CMDB
5 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) CRM
1 6 (20.00%) ERP
2 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (13.33%) ETL
4 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Logistics
4 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) RAD
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Information Management
6 1 (3.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) MCDBA
2 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) MCSE
5 3 (10.00%) MCSA
5 3 (10.00%) MCTS
5 3 (10.00%) MCITP
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) ECDL
6 2 (6.67%) MOS
7 1 (3.33%) CCNA
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) NFS
2 2 (6.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Veritas
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) McAfee
4 3 (10.00%) Juniper
4 3 (10.00%) Siemens
4 3 (10.00%) Brocade
4 3 (10.00%) WatchGuard
4 3 (10.00%) IronPort
4 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 3 (10.00%) Trustwave
5 2 (6.67%) Cloudera
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe
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