The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £331 £379
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -12.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +88.80%
MCTS
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Qualifications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
15 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 17.24% 14.85% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Median daily rate £272 £475 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.73% +153.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £208
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast