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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 62 55
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 1.28% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.72% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%
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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
267 242 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 30.03% 34.33% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 165 88
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £259 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £15.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +44.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Softswitch
1 1 (100.00%) Structured Cabling

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Softswitch
1 1 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Support
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya