The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 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 South Wales 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 41 41
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.11% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.28% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
164 90 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.77% 27.44% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 52 72
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 13
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.83 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +9.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.33 £11.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.70 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
MCTS
Wales

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales