The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 - 144
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.085% - 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £550 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 - £381
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 the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 445 437 541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.84% 17.13% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 525 588
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 101 125
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.60 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% +31.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £49.90 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 - 1
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) WSUS
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
4 2 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DHCP
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Server Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Support Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Server Support
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 2 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft