Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 October 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)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 - 158
Rank change year-on-year - +158 +30
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.027% - 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.087% - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 19
Hampshire median daily rate £175 - £320
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +3.33% +17.19% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £13.70
South East median hourly rate - - £13.70

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 Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,156 1,206 1,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 31.65% 34.73% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 682 930
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £395 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £279 £213 £270
90th Percentile £575 £525 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 64 74
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -4.76% +52.73%
10th Percentile £21.60 £19.34 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.68 £47.91 £57.63
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +64.10% -11.36% +1.85%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Hampshire

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Hampshire

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in Hampshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - 1 £175 -
MCTS
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Altiris
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Altiris
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware