The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 2.27% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£170 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +35.71%
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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 Stevenage region.

Qualifications Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
15 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 34.09% 30.56% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £170 £255 £590
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -56.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

MCTS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam