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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.75% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £175 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £17.63
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +170.69%
MCTS
UK

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
50 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 29.24% 17.39% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 2 19
Median daily rate £330 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £425 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £12.34 £16.51 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.25% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.25 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £17.77 £16.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 3 £175 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Software Distribution
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) IT Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 2 (66.67%) IT Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM