The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 560 557 501
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -56
Contract jobs citing MCPD 12 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.013% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.066% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
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£450 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MCPD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9564 9146 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.67% 19.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5096 4065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 473 438
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
East of England - 4 £450 - 1
London +4 3 £450 - 3
South East -29 3 £390 -2.50% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
South West - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (46.67%) C#
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (33.33%) JIRA
6 5 (33.33%) WPF
6 5 (33.33%) Atlassian
6 5 (33.33%) WinForms
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Scrum
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) JMS
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
6 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) AMQP
6 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
7 4 (26.67%) J2EE
7 4 (26.67%) SOA
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Internet
2 5 (33.33%) AMQP
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Intranet
4 1 (6.67%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 5 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (20.00%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Architect
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (33.33%) JMS
3 5 (33.33%) WinForms
3 5 (33.33%) WPF
4 4 (26.67%) Middleware
4 4 (26.67%) J2EE
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) XSLT
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Scrum
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) TDD
1 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Zachman Framework
2 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (26.67%) UML
2 4 (26.67%) SOA
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) MCSD
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 2 (13.33%) MCDBA
5 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) MCTS
6 1 (6.67%) MCITP
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 1 (6.67%) MCAD
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) HP
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