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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
UK
Rank 593 621 614
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -7
Contract jobs citing MTS 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.038% 0.035% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Median daily rate £325 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £430 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £770 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £650 £100
% change year-on-year
-57.69% +550.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7922 8669 9043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.47% 16.94% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5146 5525 5543
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 229 310
Median hourly rate £18.85 £21.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.91% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

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 2 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +29 2 £375 -26.82%
London - 2 £375 -

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP PP
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) eSpeed
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) TQM
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) MiFID

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) BondVision
1 1 (33.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Mockito
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) French Language
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) IT Trainer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Pricing Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) EJB
1 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (33.33%) Protocol Buffers
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 1 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) EMIR
1 1 (33.33%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
1 1 (33.33%) eSpeed
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) MarketAxess
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase
1 1 (33.33%) Tradeweb