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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 78 75
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.54% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.55% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £225 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +63.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £307 £310
% change year-on-year
+30.18% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
174 169 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.53% 15.27% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 90 59
Average daily rate £351 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.69 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% -12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) CCIP
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) CCDP
3 4 (50.00%) RHCE
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) EMC
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) IBM Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Apple
3 4 (50.00%) MCDST
3 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (50.00%) ACSA
3 4 (50.00%) ACSP
3 4 (50.00%) RHCSA
4 3 (37.50%) People Management
4 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Avaya
4 3 (37.50%) WAN

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (25.00%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Network Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) MCSA
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) CCIP
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) CCDP
3 4 (50.00%) RHCE
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) IBM Certification
3 4 (50.00%) MCDST
3 4 (50.00%) ACSA
3 4 (50.00%) ACSP
3 4 (50.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Avaya