The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 43 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.48% 0.32% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 2.17% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£103 - £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
MCTS
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
71 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 17.15% 14.70% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 33
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £44.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -43.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Barnsley - 1 £103 -
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) MCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec