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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Rank 590 591 529
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -62
Contract jobs citing MCT 7 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.075% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate
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£550 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £241 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £716 £630 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £245 £315
% change year-on-year
+53.06% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00

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
10752 10619 8699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.49% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6090 6036 4636
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 528 473
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 27 April 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 7 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 27 April 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 -2 7 £550 +57.14% 3
City of London +11 5 £575 -2.12% 2
London -9 5 £575 -2.12% 2
South East -20 1 - -
South West - 1 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £375 - 1

MCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (36.84%) ERP
3 7 (36.84%) CRM
3 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (36.84%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (26.32%) Retail
4 5 (26.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (26.32%) MS Office
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) MBA
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) CFA
5 4 (21.05%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) FTP
6 3 (15.79%) Logistics
7 2 (10.53%) Data Management
7 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
7 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
7 2 (10.53%) Lync
7 2 (10.53%) MapReduce
7 2 (10.53%) Big Data
7 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
7 2 (10.53%) Apache Flume
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) Sqoop
7 2 (10.53%) Apache

MCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (36.84%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (26.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) Sqoop
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Back Office
3 2 (10.53%) Advertising
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Trainer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Trainer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Trainer
4 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Instructor
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV Developer
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Market Risk
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) CRM
1 7 (36.84%) ERP
2 4 (21.05%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) Coaching
3 3 (15.79%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) MapReduce
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Lean Manufacturing
5 1 (5.26%) Information Architecture
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) MBA
2 4 (21.05%) CFA
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CIPD
3 1 (5.26%) MOS
3 1 (5.26%) ECDL
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Flume
1 2 (10.53%) HDFS
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Oozie
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
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