The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Telford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 1.53% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
+16.86% -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+13.15% +46.15%
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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 Telford region.

Qualifications Category
Telford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 35.11% 20.00% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 16
Average daily rate £265 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

MCTS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle