The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 7 December 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 55 50
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.20% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.38% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £17.63
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +170.69%
MCTS
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
215 260 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 49.65% 51.08% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 128 119
Median daily rate £425 £413 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 20
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £27.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £43.25 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire