The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Cambridgeshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 68 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.12% 0.14% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.79% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.15%
Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
120 127 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.53% 17.79% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 65
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 35
Average hourly rate £19.25 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -9 1 - - 3
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
MCTS
East of England

MCTS
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) X.500
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) X.500
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) VMware