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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 86 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.32% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 2.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£581 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
264 158 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.41% 12.75% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 73 64
Average daily rate £338 £310 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 9
Average hourly rate £15.98 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 - 1 £1,000 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos
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