Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 245 260
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 +29
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.042% 0.060% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.39% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
City of London median daily rate £450 £210 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -40.74% -14.09%
10th Percentile £425 £205 £233
90th Percentile £475 £215 £481
Central London median daily rate £450 £210 £354
% change year-on-year +114.29% -40.74% -11.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1000 1035 1376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.98% 15.56% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 727 1006
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £262
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £441
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.04% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +1.60% +22.62%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.23
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £38.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year - +3.54% +7.94%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the City of London

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in the City of London

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) CommVault

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Azure Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CommVault
2 1 (33.33%) VMware