Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 247 230
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +9
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.073% 0.042% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.30% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
City of London median daily rate £253 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.89% +7.78% +26.52%
10th Percentile £186 £425 £409
90th Percentile £420 £475 £426
Central London median daily rate £253 £450 £390
% change year-on-year -43.89% +15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £23.13 - -

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 930 1,010 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.67% 14.30% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 727 661
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £275
90th Percentile £662 £685 £650
Central London median daily rate £480 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -1.54% +8.33% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +8.29% -6.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.75 £14.43
90th Percentile £27.25 £30.75 £21.70
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year -10.95% +14.44% -5.90%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X Server
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) PMO
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (40.00%) Ivanti
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) SAP
4 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) ACSP
4 2 (40.00%) SAP GTS

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DMZ
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Mac Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Mac Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) ICT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) OAuth
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (40.00%) Mac OS X Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (40.00%) Workflow
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) Metadata Management
5 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) ACSP
3 2 (40.00%) ACTC
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) MCSD
4 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (20.00%) PMP
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PMO
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Ivanti
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) CommVault
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) VMware