Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 201 217
Rank change year-on-year +21 +16 -33
Contract jobs citing MCTS 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.023% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.76% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £78 £151
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +254.84% -48.76% -45.00%
10th Percentile £238 £76 £110
90th Percentile £313 £79 £199
England median daily rate £375 £325 £335
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.99% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £12.50 -
England median hourly rate £91.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +453.03% - -17.50%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 642 792 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.53% 14.60% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 475 703
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £213 £254 £225
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 56
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £14.53 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% -6.24% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £23.75 £34.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team

MCTS
Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware