Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 - 241
Rank change year-on-year - +241 +46
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.057% - 0.089%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% - 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
City of London median daily rate £428 - £253
10th Percentile £184 - £202
90th Percentile £675 - £326
Central London median daily rate £205 £251 £253
% change year-on-year -18.41% -0.50% -36.88%
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 975 933 1,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.95% 14.02% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 641 793
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £276 £288 £282
90th Percentile £691 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 22 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% -11.93% +11.71%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.32 £16.36
90th Percentile £28.55 £29.77 £80.73
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.78
% change year-on-year - -14.14% +15.54%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (50.00%) ACTC
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Ivanti
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X Server
2 2 (50.00%) ACSP

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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) ReMetrica
1 2 (50.00%) SAP GTS
1 2 (50.00%) Towers Watson Igloo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Mac Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Mac Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ACSP
2 2 (50.00%) ACTC
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PMO
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Ivanti
2 2 (50.00%) SAP