Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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 Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 - 115
Rank change year-on-year - +115 -10
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.17% - 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Wales median daily rate £193 - £325
10th Percentile £123 - £313
90th Percentile £292 - £338
UK median daily rate £375 £320 £320
% change year-on-year +17.19% - -12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +44.37% -4.05% -1.33%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 368 442 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.03% 31.55% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 295 303
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £142 £223 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% +177.11% +28.40%
10th Percentile £14.99 £16.74 £10.09
90th Percentile £58.75 £79.00 £43.39
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Wales

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Wales

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCTS in Wales

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Wales region 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
South Wales - 2 £193 - 1
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) PBX
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MOS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware