The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 54
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
MCTS
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
85 104 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.67% 23.74% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 54
Average daily rate £375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Average hourly rate £46.00 £42.00 £33.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +24.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.25 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £50.02 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Essex