Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 169 178
Contract jobs citing MCTS 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - 0.11% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.79% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median daily rate - - £200
Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £78 £151
% change year-on-year +254.84% -48.76% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 404 504 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.47% 13.88% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 274 438
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £256
90th Percentile £553 £565 £527
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £40.00 £16.27 £35.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.57 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.51% -8.17% +2.32%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in West Yorkshire

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in West Yorkshire