Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 July 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 > London
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 585 550
Rank change year-on-year +11 -35 -48
Contract jobs citing MCTS 27 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.064% 0.082% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.47% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 34
London median daily rate £425 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% - -22.58%
10th Percentile £134 £135 £135
90th Percentile £539 £438 £525
England median daily rate £425 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +28.79% +1.54% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
London median hourly rate £169.50 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1068.97% +16.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £157.25 £13.65 £12.25
90th Percentile £181.75 £14.95 £12.75
England median hourly rate £169.50 £14.43 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1074.64% -19.83% +9.09%

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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7006 7833 7380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.69% 17.26% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4620 5412 4801
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £270 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 86 188
London median hourly rate £21.12 £20.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.58% -3.03% +3.90%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.50 £13.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.02 £50.00
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.26% +20.00% +12.50%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCTS in London

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the London region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Central London 0 4 £375 +27.12%
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (92.59%) Windows
3 20 (74.07%) MCITP
4 17 (62.96%) SQL
5 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
6 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
7 10 (37.04%) ITIL
7 10 (37.04%) Service Management
7 10 (37.04%) Degree
8 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 8 (29.63%) Migration
9 8 (29.63%) SCOM
9 8 (29.63%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (25.93%) C#
10 7 (25.93%) .NET
10 7 (25.93%) XML
11 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
11 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
11 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (22.22%) Data Mart
11 6 (22.22%) QA
11 6 (22.22%) WCF
11 6 (22.22%) RedGate
11 6 (22.22%) Web Application Development

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) Skype
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (22.22%) Data Mart
3 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (18.52%) WiX
3 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Financial Institution
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Field Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
4 4 (14.81%) SQL BI Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Desktop Migration Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Operations Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Manager
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Field Applications Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) XML
2 6 (22.22%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) EPoS
1 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) ITIL
1 10 (37.04%) Service Management
2 8 (29.63%) Customer Engagement
2 8 (29.63%) Migration
3 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (22.22%) Web Application Development
5 5 (18.52%) Corporate Information Factory
5 5 (18.52%) Inmon Methodology
6 3 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.41%) ETL
7 2 (7.41%) High Availability
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.70%) CRM
8 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.70%) Network Management
8 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (74.07%) MCITP
3 10 (37.04%) Degree
4 5 (18.52%) MCSE
5 4 (14.81%) MCP
6 3 (11.11%) MCSA
7 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (7.41%) Master's Degree
7 2 (7.41%) VCP6
7 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.70%) CCNA
8 1 (3.70%) CCNP
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.70%) MCDBA
8 1 (3.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) SCOM
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) RedGate
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
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