The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 132 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.14% - 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% - 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £379 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.58% +12.29%
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 Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
397 340 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.16% 13.26% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 193 143
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £221 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 21
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCTS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCTS
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCTS across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

MCTS Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

MCTS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCTS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire - 4 £313 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - - 3
South Yorkshire - - - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) Lync
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (37.50%) MCITP
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
4 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 3 (37.50%) Lync
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) QlikView
3 1 (12.50%) OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) CRM Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) MDX
1 1 (12.50%) WSH
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 3 (37.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) VMware