Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 594 609 562
Rank change year-on-year +15 -47 +27
Contract jobs citing MCTS 13 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.039% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 14
London median daily rate £313 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £155 £170 £358
90th Percentile £403 £635 £546
England median daily rate £363 £365 £421
% change year-on-year -0.68% -13.35% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £23.13 - -
England median hourly rate £23.13 - £46.50

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 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 6,847 7,987 6,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.33% 17.34% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,365 5,120 4,581
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £298
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 225 116
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -29.41% +35.23%
10th Percentile £15.02 £14.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £68.80 £48.55 £50.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +38.30% -21.67% +9.09%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +11 5 £246 -45.42%
South London +12 1 - -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) MCITP
3 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
4 10 (76.92%) ITIL
4 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
5 9 (69.23%) Office 365
6 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
6 7 (53.85%) MCP
6 7 (53.85%) MCSE
6 7 (53.85%) DNS
7 6 (46.15%) MCSA
7 6 (46.15%) DHCP
7 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
7 6 (46.15%) VMware
7 6 (46.15%) Problem Management
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
8 5 (38.46%) Migration
8 5 (38.46%) Service Management
8 5 (38.46%) ITSM
9 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (30.77%) IronPort

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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (30.77%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) Skype
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Mac Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Problem Management
2 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) ITSM
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) Decision-Making
4 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (23.08%) Antivirus Management
5 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
5 3 (23.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.69%) Process Management
7 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) MCITP
3 7 (53.85%) MCP
3 7 (53.85%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) MCSA
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 1 (7.69%) ACSP
8 1 (7.69%) ACTC
8 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
8 1 (7.69%) VCP5
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (23.08%) vCenter Server
3 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) IronPort
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) CommVault
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) Brocade
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
6 1 (7.69%) SAP