Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - 98
Rank change year-on-year - +98 -19
Contract jobs citing MCTS 6 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.47% - 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% - 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
Reading median daily rate £375 - £425
10th Percentile £331 - £322
90th Percentile £444 - £475
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £380 £425
% change year-on-year -1.32% -10.59% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 307 429 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.87% 28.81% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 208 280
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £224 £256
90th Percentile £611 £566 £539
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.39% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Reading

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Reading

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SCOM
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (66.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Customer Engagement
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft