The first table below looks at the demand for MCPD in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 24 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 555 536 564
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +28
Contract jobs citing MCPD 9 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.026% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.098% 0.14% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £287 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £287 -
% change year-on-year
+14.98% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9226 8293 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.69% 17.85% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5276 4515 4758
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 455 561
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCPD
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MCPD Daily Rate Trend in England

MCPD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCPD across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MCPD Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCPD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MCPD Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCPD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
London - 6 £450 - 5
South East -16 2 £390 +24.80%
East of England - 1 £270 -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) .NET
3 12 (66.67%) C#
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
5 10 (55.56%) MCP
6 9 (50.00%) CSS
6 9 (50.00%) HTML
6 9 (50.00%) MCSD
6 9 (50.00%) MCSE
7 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (38.89%) Windows
8 7 (38.89%) Degree
9 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 5 (27.78%) MCTS
10 5 (27.78%) MVC
10 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
10 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
10 5 (27.78%) WCF
10 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
11 4 (22.22%) WPF
11 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
11 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
11 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (22.22%) IIS
11 4 (22.22%) SQL
11 4 (22.22%) CRM
11 4 (22.22%) SharePoint

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCPD 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 MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) IIS
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) FTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Designer
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
1 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (11.11%) CRM Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Architect
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) CSS
3 9 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 5 (27.78%) WCF
6 4 (22.22%) WPF
7 3 (16.67%) WinForms
7 3 (16.67%) XSLT
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (11.11%) XSL
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (5.56%) VML
9 1 (5.56%) HTML5
9 1 (5.56%) CAML
9 1 (5.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 4 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) MVC
1 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
2 4 (22.22%) Web Development
2 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) OOD
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Document Management
5 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (55.56%) MCP
3 9 (50.00%) MCSD
3 9 (50.00%) MCSE
4 7 (38.89%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) MCTS
6 4 (22.22%) MCDBA
7 3 (16.67%) MCAD
8 1 (5.56%) MCITP
8 1 (5.56%) MCSA
8 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Lotus