The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 68 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.40% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 2.01% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.43 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.15% -
MCTS
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
170 149 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.02% 19.87% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 96 94
Median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £12.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCTS across the Birmingham region.

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) MCAD
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) DTS
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Security Auditing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
1 1 (33.33%) CRM Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Database Manager
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) DBA Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Security Auditing
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCAD
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft