The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £348
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.63 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +6.25%
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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 Northern Ireland region.

Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
36 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.91% 20.00% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 9
Average daily rate £250 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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

MCTS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP