The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 61
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £328 £363
% change year-on-year -2.29% -9.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 - £37.50

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 105 150 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.72% 23.22% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 96 74
Median daily rate £363 £388 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +16.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £204 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.66% -34.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MCTS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Birmingham

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCTS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Birmingham