The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 43 42 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.76% 0.52% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 2.35% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£375 £425 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +132.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
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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 West Sussex region.

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
99 85 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 25.00% 22.08% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 53
Average daily rate £310 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -55.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the West Sussex region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

MCTS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Sonus
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 2 (66.67%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (66.67%) Lync
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sonus
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft