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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 113 124
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.52% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £309 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.82
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.12%
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
325 264 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.56% 12.21% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 138 201
Average daily rate £350 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 16
Average hourly rate £20.25 £22.69 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +27.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.15 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £32.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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
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 October 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
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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
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) NCDA
1 1 (100.00%) NCIE
1 1 (100.00%) VCAP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) NCDA
1 1 (100.00%) NCIE
1 1 (100.00%) VCAP
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) NetApp
1 1 (100.00%) VMware