Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 89 84
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.086% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.30% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Wales median daily rate - £110 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -68.57% +7.69%
UK median daily rate £218 £400 £321
% change year-on-year -45.63% +24.61% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £25.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +42.36% -14.29%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 453 328 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.34% 28.18% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 225 206
Wales median daily rate £425 £380 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.25% +3.67%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £223
90th Percentile £575 £545 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 9
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £38.75 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.30% -44.64% +400.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.25 £17.55
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £80.90
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -17.10% +5.45% +19.57%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Wales

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Wales