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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 89 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.87% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £330 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.86 £18.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +10.44%
MCTS
North East

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
520 261 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 50.05% 32.58% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 149 86
Median daily rate £310 £347 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.78% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £243 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £512 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 22 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £42.50 £31.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £330 -
MCTS
North East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (93.33%) Load Balancing
3 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) MCP
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) Firewall
5 8 (53.33%) Windows
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (53.33%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) Office 365
5 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
5 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (53.33%) Content Management
5 8 (53.33%) MCITP
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (46.67%) MS Office
7 6 (40.00%) SAN
7 6 (40.00%) Clustering
7 6 (40.00%) High Availability
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) HP
9 1 (6.67%) Firmware
9 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management

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 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DNS
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) SNMP
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Developer
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Load Balancing
2 8 (53.33%) Content Management
3 6 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) MCP
5 8 (53.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) HP