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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 126 - 129
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCTS 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.16% - 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% - 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.71 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +121.90%
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
358 574 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.65% 18.73% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 389 265
Median daily rate £425 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 17
Median hourly rate £17.19 £15.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.88% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.20 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) MCDBA
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) MCDST
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
3 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Servers

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 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
1 4 (66.67%) SQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) MCDBA
3 2 (33.33%) MCDST
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (33.33%) VMware