The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.097% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £363
% change year-on-year -1.53% -10.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 - £37.50

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 392 247 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 38.02% 23.73% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 160 163
Median daily rate £425 £415 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +20.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing MCTS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Buckinghamshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe - 1 - -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCPD
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Field Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCPD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow