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 20 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 27 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.79% - 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.85% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £18.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -21.12%
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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
24 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 19.05% 12.24% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 10
Average daily rate £250 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

MCTS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP