The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £463
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -18.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
55 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.47% 18.85% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 26
Average daily rate £400 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £439 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -58.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCSD
East of England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSD across the Bedfordshire region.

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Mingle
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment