The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 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 East Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 88 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 7 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% - 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £295 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
248 197 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 15.38% 15.26% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 85 102
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 40
Average hourly rate £13.63 £14.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -57.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 4 £295 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) MCITP
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (50.00%) MCDST
3 5 (50.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) MCSA
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) VB
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (20.00%) DTS
6 2 (20.00%) VB6
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) DTS
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) IT Support
1 5 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB
3 2 (20.00%) VB6
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCITP
3 5 (50.00%) MCDST
3 5 (50.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) MCSD
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) MCPD
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix