The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Telford 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)
Shropshire / Telford
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Telford 0.66% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
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 Telford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Telford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 52 94 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Telford 34.44% 25.75% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 12
Median daily rate £425 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £293 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.38 - £13.06
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 Telford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Telford 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 Telford

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Telford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Telford

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Telford

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 Telford region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (50.00%) X.500
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Telford 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) X.500
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft