The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South West / Bristol
Rank - - 70
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol - - 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £110
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 Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 189 218 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 23.16% 24.09% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 156 121
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 1
Median hourly rate £37.75 £41.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +232.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Bristol

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCTS in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in Bristol