The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 30 May 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - - 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +42.85%
MCTS
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
52 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.90% 13.80% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 23
Median daily rate £400 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £395 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +17.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire