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 4 December 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 602 613 616
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing MCPD 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.065% 0.038% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £550 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
9206 10445 10963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.13% 20.61% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5765 6371 6254
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 507 497
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MCPD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 4 £550 +29.41%
South West +12 2 - - 1
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MCPD.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) MCSD
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) EPiServer
3 5 (55.56%) UML
3 5 (55.56%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 5 (55.56%) MCAD
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 2 (22.22%) MCSA
5 2 (22.22%) MCDBA
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) JMS
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) Finance

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) AMQP
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) Power BI
1 2 (22.22%) PowerPivot
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) C# Developer
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 5 (55.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Angular Developer
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) JMS
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (55.56%) UML
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSD
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) MCAD
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MCDBA
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (22.22%) MCSA
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) EPiServer
3 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle