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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 118 133 140
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing MCTS 20 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.068% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
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£305 - £155
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 - £191
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +35.71%
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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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
606 505 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.45% 17.10% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 239 346
Average daily rate £380 £313 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -15.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £220 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 48
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.75 £28.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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
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 17 September 2014. 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
Manchester - 12 £195 - 1
Cheshire +9 7 £305 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (90.00%) MCSE
3 24 (80.00%) MCITP
4 22 (73.33%) Windows
5 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 15 (50.00%) MCSA
6 15 (50.00%) ITIL
7 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 14 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (43.33%) PowerShell
8 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (43.33%) Load Balancing
8 13 (43.33%) Clustering
8 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
8 13 (43.33%) DNS
8 13 (43.33%) SQL
8 13 (43.33%) .NET
8 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
8 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (40.00%) IIS
10 10 (33.33%) MCP
11 8 (26.67%) Finance
12 7 (23.33%) CCNA
12 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (20.00%) VMware
13 6 (20.00%) WAN
13 6 (20.00%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 12 (40.00%) IIS
3 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) WAN
3 5 (16.67%) SAN
4 4 (13.33%) VPN
4 4 (13.33%) Wireless
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
6 2 (6.67%) DMZ
7 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 14 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Network Security Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) iPad
2 4 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (43.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (10.00%) People Management
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.33%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) BPMN
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) ETL
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) PowerShell
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (90.00%) MCSE
3 24 (80.00%) MCITP
4 15 (50.00%) MCSA
5 10 (33.33%) MCP
6 7 (23.33%) CCNA
6 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.67%) ACSP
7 5 (16.67%) MCDST
7 5 (16.67%) ACSA
7 5 (16.67%) CCNP
7 5 (16.67%) CCIP
7 5 (16.67%) CCDP
7 5 (16.67%) RHCE
7 5 (16.67%) IBM Certification
8 2 (6.67%) CCA
8 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (13.33%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
1 4 (13.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) EMC
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) Apple
4 4 (13.33%) Symantec
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (13.33%) Sophos
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.00%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
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