The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 87 - 87
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.098% - 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £330 £384
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.00%  
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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 139 218 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.68% 15.64% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 141 110
Median daily rate £375 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Median hourly rate £29.50 £12.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.37% -29.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Leeds

MCTS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) DBA
1 3 (75.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix