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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Rank 596 576 568
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs citing MCT 16 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.12% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Average daily rate
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£620 £525 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.09% +78.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £305 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £830 £550 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £294
% change year-on-year
- +2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00

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
11665 8921 9783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.11% 17.04% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6641 5109 5094
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 400 570
Average hourly rate £19.13 £18.37 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.13% -18.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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 October 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 10 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 October 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 -31 13 £695 +32.38% 3
London +10 9 £695 +32.38% 1
City of London - 8 £750 - 1
South East - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Witney - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

MCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 29 (82.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (28.57%) ERP
4 8 (22.86%) CRM
4 8 (22.86%) SQL
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (22.86%) MS Office
4 8 (22.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (20.00%) Windows
5 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (17.14%) Degree
6 6 (17.14%) Finance
7 5 (14.29%) Replication
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
8 4 (11.43%) Apache Hive
8 4 (11.43%) RAD
8 4 (11.43%) Java
8 4 (11.43%) ETL
8 4 (11.43%) LAN
8 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco
8 4 (11.43%) MapReduce
8 4 (11.43%) Mahout
8 4 (11.43%) Cloudera
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (11.43%) Apache Pig
8 4 (11.43%) Oozie

MCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (11.43%) Apache Pig
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Documentum
3 2 (5.71%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.71%) RoboHelp
4 2 (5.71%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
2 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
2 3 (8.57%) RIP
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) MPLS
2 3 (8.57%) OSPF
2 3 (8.57%) BGP
2 3 (8.57%) VRRP
2 3 (8.57%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) iSCSI
2 3 (8.57%) Junos
2 3 (8.57%) VPLS
2 3 (8.57%) ADSL
3 2 (5.71%) FTP
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) Intranet
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.43%) Apache Hive
3 4 (11.43%) Mahout
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.57%) Big Data
4 3 (8.57%) SAP HANA
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) DTS
4 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Trainer
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Trainer
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) IT Trainer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Writer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Author
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Author
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) IT Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) DBA
6 1 (2.86%) Server Support
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support
6 1 (2.86%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
1 3 (8.57%) WCF
1 3 (8.57%) AppFabric
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Replication
2 4 (11.43%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ERP
2 8 (22.86%) CRM
3 4 (11.43%) RAD
3 4 (11.43%) ETL
3 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.43%) MapReduce
4 3 (8.57%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.71%) Coaching
5 2 (5.71%) Document Management
5 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) Time Management
6 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.86%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) MCTS
3 3 (8.57%) MCITP
3 3 (8.57%) CFA
3 3 (8.57%) MBA
3 3 (8.57%) MCSE
3 3 (8.57%) MCSA
4 2 (5.71%) MCDBA
4 2 (5.71%) CIPD
4 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) HDFS
2 3 (8.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (82.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco
2 4 (11.43%) Cloudera
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Juniper
3 3 (8.57%) McAfee
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) Brocade
3 3 (8.57%) WatchGuard
4 2 (5.71%) IronPort
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Siemens
4 2 (5.71%) Veritas
4 2 (5.71%) Adobe
4 2 (5.71%) Trustwave
5 1 (2.86%) Nortel
5 1 (2.86%) Avaya
5 1 (2.86%) Motorola
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.86%) BT