The table below looks at the statistics for MTS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 646 630 625
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing MTS 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.018% 0.009%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.010% 0.097% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Median daily rate - £650 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10484 10327 9728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.86% 18.50% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6890 6273 6007
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 382 329
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £40.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

MTS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

MTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MTS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MTS within the UK.

MTS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MTS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MTS within the UK.

MTS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MTS
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MTS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 - -
Haverhill - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MTS.

1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) SAP PP
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) QMS
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) APMP
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Arqiva
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (20.00%) SAP SCM
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) DAB
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11

MTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP PP
2 1 (20.00%) SAP APO
2 1 (20.00%) SAP SCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DAB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Data Management
1 1 (20.00%) Logistics
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) QMS
1 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
1 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Management
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (20.00%) GAMP
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Arqiva
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) Nokia