The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Wiltshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 65 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.56% - 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% - 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
189 138 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 26.54% 29.74% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 88 90
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Swindon - - - -
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 4 (100.00%) MS Project
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Intranet
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) MS Project Server
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Change Control
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) Workflow
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) MS Project Server
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Change Control
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft