The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 35 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 0.50% 1.89% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 4.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £379 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.15% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £13.25 -
% change year-on-year
+183.01% -
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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 Warrington region.

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
62 64 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 30.85% 40.25% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 9
Average daily rate £438 £510 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% +277.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £389 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £610 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) QlikView
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) QlikView
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Business Developer
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft