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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Rank 579 569 588
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing MCT 17 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.025% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.14% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 3
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£425 £525 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £315 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £540 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -12.69%
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
10885 9139 10303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.21% 17.33% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6053 5094 5334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 436 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 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 17 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 17 September 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 -15 15 £533 +1.42% 1
London +15 11 £640 +21.90% 1
South East - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Witney - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -

MCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 31 (81.58%) Microsoft
1 31 (81.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (28.95%) ERP
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) Windows
4 9 (23.68%) CRM
4 9 (23.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (23.68%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (21.05%) MS Office
6 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
6 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (18.42%) Replication
7 5 (13.16%) Degree
7 5 (13.16%) Cisco
8 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
8 4 (10.53%) ETL
8 4 (10.53%) ADSL
8 4 (10.53%) LAN
8 4 (10.53%) VoIP
8 4 (10.53%) WAN
8 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 4 (10.53%) NFS
8 4 (10.53%) RIP
8 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.53%) VPN
8 4 (10.53%) Java
8 4 (10.53%) MCDBA
8 4 (10.53%) RAD
8 4 (10.53%) MCSE

MCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (10.53%) Apache Pig
2 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Documentum
3 2 (5.26%) FileNet
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.26%) RoboHelp
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (23.68%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) ADSL
1 4 (10.53%) LAN
1 4 (10.53%) VoIP
1 4 (10.53%) WAN
1 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 4 (10.53%) RIP
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.53%) VPN
1 4 (10.53%) MPLS
1 4 (10.53%) OSPF
1 4 (10.53%) BGP
1 4 (10.53%) VRRP
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
1 4 (10.53%) VPLS
1 4 (10.53%) iSCSI
1 4 (10.53%) Junos
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.53%) Apache Hive
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 4 (10.53%) Mahout
4 3 (7.89%) Big Data
4 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.89%) SAP HANA
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) DTS
4 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Russian Language
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (71.05%) Trainer
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Trainer
3 5 (13.16%) IT Trainer
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Support
5 3 (7.89%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) SQL DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Server Support
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Author
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Author
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Writer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.63%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) AppFabric
1 3 (7.89%) WCF
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) MDX
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Replication
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Statistics
4 2 (5.26%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) ERP
2 9 (23.68%) CRM
3 4 (10.53%) ETL
3 4 (10.53%) RAD
3 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.53%) MapReduce
3 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
3 4 (10.53%) Coaching
4 3 (7.89%) Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Logistics
4 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Document Management
6 1 (2.63%) Information Management
6 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (81.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) MCDBA
3 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) MCITP
4 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) MCTS
4 3 (7.89%) MCSA
5 2 (5.26%) CCNA
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.26%) ECDL
5 2 (5.26%) MOS
6 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.63%) CIPD
6 1 (2.63%) CCNP
6 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) NFS
1 4 (10.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco
3 4 (10.53%) McAfee
3 4 (10.53%) Juniper
3 4 (10.53%) Siemens
3 4 (10.53%) Veritas
3 4 (10.53%) Brocade
3 4 (10.53%) WatchGuard
3 4 (10.53%) IronPort
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Cloudera
3 4 (10.53%) Trustwave
4 3 (7.89%) SAP
4 3 (7.89%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) Adobe
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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