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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Rank 578 532 584
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +52
Contract jobs citing MCT 9 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.025% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.082% 0.14% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate £350 £238 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -26.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £208 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £296 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £315 £323
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 9 £350 +47.36% 4
City of London -13 2 £588 +161.11% 1
London -31 2 £588 +161.11% 2
Taunton - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -

MCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) Clustering
5 7 (43.75%) Veritas
5 7 (43.75%) MCDBA
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (31.25%) Replication
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
6 5 (31.25%) MS Office
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (25.00%) MOS
8 2 (12.50%) Statistics
8 2 (12.50%) Degree
8 2 (12.50%) Video Editing
8 2 (12.50%) Russian Language
8 2 (12.50%) Lync
8 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) Publishing

MCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Russian Language
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Trainer
2 6 (37.50%) SQL DBA
2 6 (37.50%) DBA
3 4 (25.00%) IT Trainer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Server Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development DBA
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Development DBA
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Clustering
2 5 (31.25%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) Statistics
3 2 (12.50%) Video Editing
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCDBA
2 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) MOS
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) ECDL
6 1 (6.25%) MCP
6 1 (6.25%) MCSE
6 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) AppSense
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago