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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 139 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.14% - 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% - 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£200 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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England

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
358 310 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.91% 12.45% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 190 157
Average daily rate £350 £364 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +18.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.05 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - 3 £200 - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £140 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (50.00%) High Availability
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 4 (50.00%) AirWatch
5 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (50.00%) Lync
5 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
5 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (25.00%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (25.00%) MCITP
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (50.00%) Lync
2 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix