The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Yorkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 108 116
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.30% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.85% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £22.00
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
336 308 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.80% 14.61% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 147 184
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £82.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCTS
England

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
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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (25.00%) Altiris
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) System Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (25.00%) Altiris