The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 62 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.06% 0.74% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 2.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.15%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
271 165 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 36.04% 30.73% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 78 90
Average daily rate £400 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCTS
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 5 (50.00%) Internet
3 5 (50.00%) McAfee
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) IIS
3 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) MCITP
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (50.00%) Data Protection

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 5 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Intune
1 5 (50.00%) SCDPM
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
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