The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Berkshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 119 103 131
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.66% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 2.57% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
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£369 £425 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +8.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £391
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
714 622 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.17% 25.80% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 241 250
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £191 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% -60.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 4 (66.67%) MCTS
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) XSD
3 4 (66.67%) C
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) XSD
1 4 (66.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy