Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 168 168
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 -11
Contract jobs citing MCTS 8 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.20% 0.024% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.095% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -10.59% +1.19%
10th Percentile £331 £355 £207
90th Percentile £444 £405 £475
South East median daily rate £375 £320 £355
% change year-on-year +17.19% -9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £46.50 -

MCTS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 873 1055 1280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.34% 24.96% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 519 626
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £226 £250 £242
90th Percentile £588 £575 £534
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 98
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £38.90 £45.81 £47.88
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Berkshire

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCTS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Berkshire

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in Berkshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 6 £375 -
MCTS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Service Management
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
1 8 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (62.50%) SCOM
3 5 (62.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) WSUS
5 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCOM
2 3 (37.50%) WSUS
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft