The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northampton region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.97% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 14.08% 24.22% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
Average daily rate £425 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £310 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £363 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
MCTS
Northamptonshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) DTS
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) DTS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSD
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCPD
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft