The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 East of England 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 - - 137
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - - 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £400
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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
529 409 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.81% 18.11% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 212 303
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 50 69
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.80 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% +19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Essex - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Product Management
1 2 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (100.00%) SaaS
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Mingle
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (50.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Mingle
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) RavenDB
1 1 (50.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
General
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) System Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Product Management
1 2 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) CQRS
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft