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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.63% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £260 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £331 £379
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £29.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +88.80%
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
73 83 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.03% 22.37% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 33 26
Median daily rate £368 £400 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +70.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £700 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £11.65 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 May 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 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) RHCE
2 2 (66.67%) PMI
2 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) JSP
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Brocade
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) OLAP
2 1 (33.33%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Business Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Business Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Hosting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (66.67%) RHCE
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Brocade
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat