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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 157 140 123
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.031% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.15% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate £475 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.01% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +107.14%
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
732 664 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.31% 20.30% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 338 239
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Merseyside - 1 £475 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (72.22%) Quality Management
3 13 (72.22%) Finance
3 13 (72.22%) BPMN
3 13 (72.22%) MS Visio
3 13 (72.22%) MS Excel
4 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 12 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 6 (33.33%) Six Sigma
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (22.22%) Logistics
6 4 (22.22%) MCITP
7 3 (16.67%) MCDST
7 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (16.67%) Android
7 3 (16.67%) ACSA
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) IBM
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (16.67%) RHCE
7 3 (16.67%) Avaya
7 3 (16.67%) IBM Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 13 (72.22%) MS Excel
1 13 (72.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DMZ
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) OLAP
2 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 7
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Process Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Process Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Business Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Process Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) DBA
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (72.22%) BPMN
2 13 (72.22%) Quality Management
3 12 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
4 6 (33.33%) Six Sigma
5 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Logistics
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.56%) ETL
8 1 (5.56%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) MCITP
3 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (16.67%) ACSA
4 3 (16.67%) ACSP
4 3 (16.67%) CCDP
4 3 (16.67%) CCIP
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) CCNP
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) IBM Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCDST
4 3 (16.67%) MCSA
4 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 3 (16.67%) RHCE
4 3 (16.67%) RHCSA
5 1 (5.56%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Apple
2 3 (16.67%) Avaya
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) EMC
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 23 days ago