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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 120 125 130
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.038% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.14% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
619 711 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.36% 26.86% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 297 269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 30
Average hourly rate £45.00 £39.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +146.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.59 £11.50 £14.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £103.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading - 3 £425 - 5
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (66.67%) Open Source
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) Server Building
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (33.33%) CMMI
5 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Datazen
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ADO
3 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
3 1 (16.67%) Autofac
3 1 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ODBC
3 1 (16.67%) OLE
3 1 (16.67%) OLE DB
3 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) CMMI
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Memory Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy