The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 61 64
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.89% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.22% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £265 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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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 Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
143 166 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.88% 21.20% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 74 55
Average daily rate £420 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £132 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £510 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 20
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.16 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £13.50 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MCTS
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QlikView
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) QlikView
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Business Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft