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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 74 87
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.11% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.43% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £355 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +59.09% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +60.00%  

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 237 233 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.40% 24.58% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 163 162
Median daily rate £400 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -65.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.24 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £17.00 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Field Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft