The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank - 66 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - 0.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 - £29.00

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

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
251 169 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.93% 24.42% 33.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 117 92
Median daily rate £340 £370 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 3
Median hourly rate £28.15 £26.50 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% +79.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.60 £14.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCP
3 6 (66.67%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) Kerberos
4 5 (55.56%) LDAP
4 5 (55.56%) X.500
4 5 (55.56%) Replication
4 5 (55.56%) PKI
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) SNMP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) Firmware
6 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
6 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Kerberos
2 5 (55.56%) LDAP
2 5 (55.56%) X.500
3 2 (22.22%) SNMP
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) PKI
1 5 (55.56%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCP
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (11.11%) MCSA
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Firmware
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas