The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 100 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.070% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.91% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £208 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -51.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £415
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 - £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 West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
190 331 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.31% 16.55% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 216 182
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £11.73 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.85 £21.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS across the West Yorkshire region.

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
Leeds - 1 - -
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) MCDBA
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) DBA
1 4 (80.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix