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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 24 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 0.93% 1.02% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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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
23 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 21.30% 33.67% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 11
Average daily rate £313 £212 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.65% -35.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £34.32 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Telford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Telford region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Telford

MCTS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft