The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 of the Application Platforms category.

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 Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 582 524 580
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +56
Contract jobs citing MTS 5 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.042% 0.013%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.052% 0.24% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 3
Average daily rate £538 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £167 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £650 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate - £175 £325
% change year-on-year
- -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 April 2014.

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 5 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 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 -101 5 £538 +34.37%
London -34 4 £538 +3.36%
City of London -17 2 £675 +3.84%
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) eSpeed
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) C++
1 6 (54.55%) VB
1 6 (54.55%) Investment Banking
1 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
1 6 (54.55%) Tradeweb
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) XML
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) STL
4 3 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) KDB
5 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (18.18%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (18.18%) Aligne
5 2 (18.18%) Mockito
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) ETRM
5 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server

MTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Aligne
1 2 (18.18%) ZaiNet
1 2 (18.18%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) KDB
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Mockito
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
1 6 (54.55%) Investment Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) German Language
3 2 (18.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C++ Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior C++ Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) XML
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) STL
2 3 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) WCF
3 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) COM+
3 2 (18.18%) DCOM
3 2 (18.18%) Spring
3 2 (18.18%) Rendezvous
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) WinForms
4 1 (9.09%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Multithreading
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) ETRM
4 2 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) DSDM
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
5 1 (9.09%) RDF
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) C++
1 6 (54.55%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (18.18%) ActionScript
2 2 (18.18%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VB6
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) eSpeed
1 6 (54.55%) Tradeweb
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Sybase
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) ION Trading
3 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
3 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
4 1 (9.09%) SAP