The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MTS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
UK / England
Rank 573 611 585
Rank change year-on-year +38 -26  
Contract jobs citing MTS 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.019%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.014% 0.024% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £650 £663
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £725 £100
% change year-on-year - +625.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

MTS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7227 8447 8441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 17.22% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4730 5410 5064
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 211 310
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +0.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

MTS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MTS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for MTS in England

MTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MTS in England

MTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MTS in England

MTS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MTS within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
London - 1 - -
MTS
UK

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MTS 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 England region with a requirement for MTS.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) EJB
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (50.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PP
1 1 (50.00%) eSpeed
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) MiFID
1 1 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (50.00%) French Language
1 1 (50.00%) KDB

MTS
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) BondVision
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Mockito
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) French Language
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Pricing Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Functional Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) EJB
1 1 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (50.00%) Protocol Buffers
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (50.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) EMIR
1 1 (50.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (50.00%) eSpeed
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) MarketAxess
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase
1 1 (50.00%) Tradeweb