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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 49 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 1.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 7.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -12.50%
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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
102 85 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.00% 16.16% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 35
Average daily rate £375 £407 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +162.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 22
Average hourly rate £42.00 £29.80 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.93% +14.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £18.60 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £38.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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