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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 44
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +35.71%
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
95 130 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.43% 26.32% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 49
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £140 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £550 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 23
Average hourly rate £33.73 £14.00 £34.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.89% -59.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.23 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
MCTS
East of England