The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.34% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £13.63 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+144.03% -71.31%
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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 Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 20.13% 10.24% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 16
Average daily rate £438 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Midlands region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

MCTS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) VCP4
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) VCP4
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix