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 28 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 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 52 53
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire - 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.49% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
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
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
152 206 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 22.49% 36.14% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 108 108
Average daily rate £325 £420 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +7.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £256 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £501 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 July 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
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
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%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) Workflow
1 4 (100.00%) Change Control
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