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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 36 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 0.41% 1.17% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 4.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £339 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.85% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £18.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year
-23.61% -21.12%
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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
102 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 41.98% 23.98% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 9
Average daily rate £400 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £280 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £305 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.25 £11.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.81% -73.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft