The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 135 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing MCTS 18 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 2.39% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
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£325 £235 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% +3.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £47.71 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.02% +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
795 543 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.74% 17.99% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 268 228
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 51
Average hourly rate £33.95 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.31% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.54 £15.10 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.88 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MCTS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

MCTS Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
Cumbria - 13 £350 - 1
Manchester -15 4 £210 +20.00% 1
Lancashire - 1 £205 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) MS Visio
2 13 (68.42%) Quality Management
2 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 13 (68.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (68.42%) BPMN
2 13 (68.42%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
4 11 (57.89%) SAP
4 11 (57.89%) Six Sigma
4 11 (57.89%) Lean Six Sigma
4 11 (57.89%) Performance Analysis
5 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) MCITP
6 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
7 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) MCP
7 5 (26.32%) MCSE
7 5 (26.32%) MCSA
8 4 (21.05%) CCNA
8 4 (21.05%) SAN
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (10.53%) TPMS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) MS Visio
2 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) QlikView
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Process Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Process Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Quality Management
1 13 (68.42%) Stakeholder Management
1 13 (68.42%) BPMN
1 13 (68.42%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (57.89%) Six Sigma
2 11 (57.89%) Lean Six Sigma
2 11 (57.89%) Performance Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Logistics
5 1 (5.26%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) MCITP
4 5 (26.32%) MCP
4 5 (26.32%) MCSE
4 5 (26.32%) MCSA
5 4 (21.05%) CCNA
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (15.79%) CCA
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.26%) CCNP
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
1 3 (15.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) SAP
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 3 (15.79%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) Sophos
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
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