The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 122 139 132
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Contract jobs citing MCTS 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.094% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.66% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £208 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £328 £363
% change year-on-year -2.29% -9.72%  
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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 319 456 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.02% 16.06% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 291 277
Median daily rate £400 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.54 £32.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

MCTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCTS in Yorkshire

MCTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCTS in Yorkshire

MCTS
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
West Yorkshire +16 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) MCDBA
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco