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 3 months to 29 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.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 117 108
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9  
Contract jobs citing MCTS 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.27% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.91% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Median daily rate £320 £310 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £363
% change year-on-year -1.53% -10.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.64 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 - £37.50

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 Hampshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 786 881 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 41.94% 39.74% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 589 437
Median daily rate £413 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +9.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 25 25
Median hourly rate £41.64 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.04% +134.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.38 £52.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing MCTS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 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
Portsmouth - 3 - -
MCTS
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
3 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (50.00%) CSS
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (45.45%) Kerberos
4 10 (45.45%) DNS
4 10 (45.45%) X.500
4 10 (45.45%) MCP
4 10 (45.45%) LDAP
4 10 (45.45%) Replication
4 10 (45.45%) PKI
5 7 (31.82%) Ada 83
5 7 (31.82%) Ada 95
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
5 7 (31.82%) Military
5 7 (31.82%) Ada
6 6 (27.27%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) HP
7 5 (22.73%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) vSphere
8 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (18.18%) Software Deployment
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (18.18%) Windows

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 10 (45.45%) DNS
1 10 (45.45%) Kerberos
1 10 (45.45%) LDAP
1 10 (45.45%) X.500
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 7 (31.82%) Military
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Ada Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Ada Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) PKI
1 10 (45.45%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) RIA
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (18.18%) Software Deployment
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Ada
1 7 (31.82%) Ada 83
1 7 (31.82%) Ada 95
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
3 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (45.45%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
5 1 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (18.18%) vSphere
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco