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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 140 -
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +42.85%
MCTS
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
425 394 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.02% 13.89% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 265 200
Median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 22
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.99 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.00 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco