The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bristol region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 53 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol - 1.07% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £254 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.85% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 139 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.07% 21.16% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 83 130
Average daily rate £388 £343 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.13% -18.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £38.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCTS
South West

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Bristol region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol