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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 577 - 402
Rank change year-on-year - - +203
Contract jobs citing MCTS 12 0 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.030% - 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% - 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
10th Percentile £173 - -
25th Percentile £183 - -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 - £120
Median % change year-on-year - - -65.09%
75th Percentile £463 - -
90th Percentile £500 - -
England median daily rate £388 £176 £170
% change year-on-year +119.86% +3.68% -52.78%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,169 4,507 3,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.66% 16.56% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,353 3,034 2,399
10th Percentile £385 £343 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £528 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.60% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 69 51
10th Percentile £21.13 £18.79 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% +18.64%
75th Percentile £49.82 £49.59 £47.79
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.95 £51.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCTS in London.

Daily rate trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MCTS in London over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for MCTS in London

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCTS in London.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London - 5 £185 - 3
West London - 1 £350 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (75.00%) SCCM
4 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (41.67%) Patch Management
7 4 (33.33%) Time Management
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) Social Skills
7 4 (33.33%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (33.33%) BitLocker
7 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
7 4 (33.33%) Firewall
7 4 (33.33%) SLA
7 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) VBScript
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (25.00%) SSL
8 3 (25.00%) MCITP

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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (25.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (8.33%) Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 1 (8.33%) Power Automate
3 1 (8.33%) Power Platform
3 1 (8.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) IPv4
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
General
1 4 (33.33%) Documentation Skills
1 4 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Patch Management
2 4 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 4 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Agile
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) CCA
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) MCPD
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Ivanti
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Shavlik
2 1 (8.33%) VMware