Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 187 203
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.041% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
East of England median daily rate - £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.25% +33.33%
England median daily rate £375 £325 £336
% change year-on-year +15.38% -3.35% -10.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £91.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +453.03% - -20.48%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 986 945 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.28% 19.39% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 545 550
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £181 £205 £212
90th Percentile £563 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 95 149
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.62 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.83% +28.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.17 £10.70
90th Percentile £46.65 £46.60 £49.80
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in the East of England