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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 35 34
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 1.02% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category - 15.00% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
42 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.44% 6.80% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 23
Average daily rate £400 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Daventry - - - -
Northampton - - - -
MCTS
East Midlands

MCTS
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) DTS
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) VBA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) DTS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification