The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £18.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -21.12%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
16 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.68% 16.59% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 17
Average daily rate - £273 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%