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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 - 114
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.069% - 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +59.09% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +60.00%  

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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 191 283 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.24% 13.91% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 331 343
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £650 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +8.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.29 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £21.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bradford - 1 - -
MCTS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix