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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 65 - 59
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% - 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £337 £379
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -11.09%
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
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
186 185 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.41% 22.45% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 122 63
Median daily rate £363 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% -16.12%
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 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 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) 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 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Security Auditing
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft