The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 124 138 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.075% 0.065% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £379 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.24% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+141.93% -
MCTS
England

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

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
491 504 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.46% 16.46% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 250 204
Average daily rate £375 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 42 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (66.67%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee