The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% - 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £348
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.63 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.63 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
230 128 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 24.60% 20.45% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 86 78
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £34.18 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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

MCTS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix