The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Taunton 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 14 15
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton - 3.39% 7.27%
As % of the Qualifications category - 8.33% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £299 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +15.15%
Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
121 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 70.76% 40.68% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 6 15
Average daily rate £350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Taunton