The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 87 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.34% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £13.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+183.01% -72.10%
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West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
215 131 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.47% 13.41% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 76 54
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £112.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -84.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Leeds region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) CRM

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) QlikView
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Tableau