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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 77 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.88% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£195 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +35.71%
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
172 155 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.63% 12.76% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 71 99
Average daily rate £370 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £198 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 19
Average hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +67.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 14 (87.50%) MCSE
2 14 (87.50%) MCSA
3 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) MCITP
5 10 (62.50%) MCP
5 10 (62.50%) Windows
6 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
7 6 (37.50%) CCNA
7 6 (37.50%) WAN
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (37.50%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (31.25%) SAN
8 5 (31.25%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) Citrix
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) MS Office
9 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (25.00%) HP
9 4 (25.00%) EMC
9 4 (25.00%) CCDP
9 4 (25.00%) CCNP
9 4 (25.00%) CCIP
9 4 (25.00%) IBM
9 4 (25.00%) SLA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) DMZ
6 1 (6.25%) Intranet
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Network Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security Manager
4 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Support Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Smartphone
1 4 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) People Management
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) MCSE
2 14 (87.50%) MCSA
3 11 (68.75%) MCITP
4 10 (62.50%) MCP
5 6 (37.50%) CCNA
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) CCDP
6 4 (25.00%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) CCIP
6 4 (25.00%) IBM Certification
6 4 (25.00%) RHCE
6 4 (25.00%) ACSP
6 4 (25.00%) MCDST
6 4 (25.00%) ACSA
7 2 (12.50%) CCA
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
1 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) Symantec
4 4 (25.00%) Sophos
4 4 (25.00%) Apple
5 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (18.75%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp