The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 115 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSD 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.039% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MCSD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
660 620 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.45% 24.13% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 304 299
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the Berkshire region.

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (93.75%) CSS
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) MCSE
2 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 15 (93.75%) Computer Science
3 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (87.50%) Mentoring
4 13 (81.25%) Public Cloud
4 13 (81.25%) Load Balancing
4 13 (81.25%) Software-Defined Networking
4 13 (81.25%) Hyper-V
4 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
4 13 (81.25%) VPN
4 13 (81.25%) DNS
4 13 (81.25%) IPv6
4 13 (81.25%) DHCP
4 13 (81.25%) HTTP
4 13 (81.25%) MCSA
4 13 (81.25%) IPsec
5 12 (75.00%) Workflow
5 12 (75.00%) Marketing
5 12 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (75.00%) Process Improvement
5 12 (75.00%) Presales
6 8 (50.00%) XML
6 8 (50.00%) C
6 8 (50.00%) C#
6 8 (50.00%) C++

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) DHCP
1 13 (81.25%) DNS
1 13 (81.25%) HTTP
1 13 (81.25%) IPsec
1 13 (81.25%) IPv6
1 13 (81.25%) Software-Defined Networking
1 13 (81.25%) TCP/IP
1 13 (81.25%) VPN
2 6 (37.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
3 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Datazen
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (75.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Support Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Network Support
2 7 (43.75%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Support
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Escalation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) CSS
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (12.50%) ADO
3 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
3 2 (12.50%) Autofac
3 2 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 2 (12.50%) ODBC
3 2 (12.50%) OLE
3 2 (12.50%) OLE DB
3 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Computer Science
2 13 (81.25%) Public Cloud
3 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Ubuntu
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 13 (81.25%) Load Balancing
3 12 (75.00%) Presales
3 12 (75.00%) Process Improvement
3 12 (75.00%) Workflow
4 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Memory Management
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
1 8 (50.00%) C#
1 8 (50.00%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
3 6 (37.50%) VB
3 6 (37.50%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) R
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 15 (93.75%) MCSE
3 13 (81.25%) MCSA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) NetScout