The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.66% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
98 17 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 64.47% 28.81% 60.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 4 16
Average daily rate £478 £440 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +39.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -47.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.40 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

MCSD
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CCEA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) TOWER Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Design Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CCEA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) TOWER Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware