Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 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)
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 - 215
Rank change year-on-year - +215 -10
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.018% - 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.063% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
South West median daily rate £300 - £320
10th Percentile £250 - £310
90th Percentile £350 - £526
England median daily rate £375 £325 £335
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.99% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £91.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +453.03% - -17.50%

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 the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1592 1733 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.09% 30.47% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 1080 1235
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £532
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 106 134
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -31.68% +15.00%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the South West

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in the South West

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware