The table below looks at the statistics for MTS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 571 562 499
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -63
Contract jobs citing MTS 8 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.004% 0.054%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.086% 0.023% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 20
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£653 £675 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +46.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £675 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 - £208
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
9287 8731 7891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 17.43% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5669 5187 4454
Average daily rate £400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 301 396
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.46 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.64%

MTS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MTS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MTS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

MTS Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MTS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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 -4 8 £653 -3.33% 4
London +5 7 £675 - 2
City of London +14 3 £630 -6.66% 1

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 8 (47.06%) Fixed Income
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 4 (23.53%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
4 4 (23.53%) VB
4 4 (23.53%) COM
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) ION Trading
4 4 (23.53%) VB6
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) ION MarketView
4 4 (23.53%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) MiFID
5 3 (17.65%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (17.65%) Workflow
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 2 (11.76%) Front Office
6 2 (11.76%) Intel
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 1 (5.88%) User Experience

MTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MTS 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 MTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) ION MarketView
2 1 (5.88%) SAP APO
2 1 (5.88%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Trainer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) COM
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Fixed Income
2 3 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) OO
2 4 (23.53%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Straight-Through Processing
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) OOD
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VB
2 4 (23.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) VCP4
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) MiFID
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) ION Trading
3 2 (11.76%) Intel
4 1 (5.88%) Tradeweb
4 1 (5.88%) MarketAxess
4 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
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