The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 97 91
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey - 0.077% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.27% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £363
% change year-on-year -1.53% -10.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
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 Surrey.

Academic & Professional Certification
Surrey
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 233 377 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 19.61% 28.98% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 257 195
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 30 18
Median hourly rate £18.50 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.97% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £60.62 £50.44
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 Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Surrey

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in Surrey