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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 49 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.65% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£445 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £319 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.74% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +9.58%
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 76 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 46.44% 33.48% 44.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 36 91
Average daily rate £395 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £308 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £51.05 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCTS
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Military

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
General
1 1 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy