The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.65% 0.54% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 2.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +35.71%
MCTS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
257 143 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.33% 25.91% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 84 78
Average daily rate £375 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £600 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.93% +10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCTS across the Wales region.

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
South Wales -8 5 £383 +73.86%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing MCTS 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 MCTS.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) SAN
2 8 (72.73%) Internet
2 8 (72.73%) McAfee
2 8 (72.73%) MCITP
2 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) IIS
2 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) MCSE
2 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (72.73%) DHCP
2 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (72.73%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (72.73%) Office 365
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Intune
2 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (72.73%) SCDPM
3 5 (45.45%) GIS
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing MCTS 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 MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (72.73%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (72.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) SAN
1 8 (72.73%) Internet
1 8 (72.73%) DHCP
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
1 8 (72.73%) VPN
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Server Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
1 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Data Protection
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) VBScript
4 2 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) MCITP
2 8 (72.73%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Intune
1 8 (72.73%) SCDPM
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) McAfee
3 2 (18.18%) VMware