Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MTS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MTS over the 6 months to 20 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 Transaction Server (MTS)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 882 878
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing MTS 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.012% 0.031% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -19.23% +23.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £510 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MTS is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17020 19258 20138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.51% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11189 12483 12665
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £228
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 478 608
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

MTS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MTS in the UK

MTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MTS in the UK

MTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MTS in the UK

MTS
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MTS within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK excluding London +37 1 - -
England +23 1 £600 +14.29%
London -18 1 £600 +14.29%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MTS.

1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) SimCorp
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter

MTS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SimCorp