The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 111 98 77
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.055% 0.16% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 1.09% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £210 £413 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +111.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.54% -17.77%
MCTS
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
256 274 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.99% 14.60% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 129 108
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £10.38 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £14.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MCTS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) FlexPod
1 1 (100.00%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Server Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (100.00%) VMware