The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.22% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £318 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+63.63% +37.50%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
109 80 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.23% 20.10% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 44 28
Median daily rate £400 £508 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.18% +14.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £855 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wirral - 2 £260 -
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) RHCE
2 4 (80.00%) PMI
2 4 (80.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 4 (80.00%) Security Management
2 4 (80.00%) LAMP
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) JSP
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) JBoss
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) UAG

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Apache
1 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) JBoss
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
1 4 (80.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Hosting Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (80.00%) JSP
1 4 (80.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Capacity Management
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (80.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Brocade
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat