The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Tyne and Wear 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 34
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear - - 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
210 37 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 39.03% 17.54% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 13 40
Average daily rate £245 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
MCTS
North East

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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MCTS
North East