Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 May 2019 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 - 168
Rank change year-on-year - +168 +19
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.022% - 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate £140 - £425
10th Percentile £135 - £413
90th Percentile £145 - £438
England median daily rate £361 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -3.67% -6.25% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £41.64

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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 932 935 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.20% 19.05% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 501 459
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.23%
10th Percentile £258 £222 £213
90th Percentile £603 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 49 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.08 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.02% +25.71% -7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.85 £10.85
90th Percentile £46.68 £48.75 £41.31
England median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% +9.09%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the West Midlands

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in the West Midlands

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in the West Midlands

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tipton - 1 £140 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft