The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 16 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 Northern Ireland 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 22
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.85% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
14 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.07% 18.60% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 44 4
Average daily rate £190 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland