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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 596 560 541
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -19
Contract jobs citing MCPD 2 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.018% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.020% 0.098% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £390 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £294 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £438 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate - £330 £299
% change year-on-year
- +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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
9849 9227 8285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.06% 18.68% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5967 5264 4504
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 410 455
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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
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 30 July 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
London -4 2 £450 - 2
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) Oracle
3 11 (61.11%) Oracle Database
4 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 8 (44.44%) Retail
5 8 (44.44%) Zachman Framework
5 8 (44.44%) TOGAF
5 8 (44.44%) UML
5 8 (44.44%) SOA
6 7 (38.89%) J2EE
6 7 (38.89%) C#
6 7 (38.89%) Middleware
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
9 4 (22.22%) JIRA
9 4 (22.22%) Atlassian
9 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) AMQP
9 4 (22.22%) Hadoop
9 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
9 4 (22.22%) JMS
9 4 (22.22%) Internet
9 4 (22.22%) Scrum
9 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (22.22%) TDD
9 4 (22.22%) Linux

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
1 4 (22.22%) AMQP
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Intranet
3 1 (5.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle Database
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
1 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Applications Architect
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Architect
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Designer
6 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
7 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) J2EE
2 7 (38.89%) Middleware
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 4 (22.22%) JMS
5 3 (16.67%) WCF
6 2 (11.11%) WPF
6 2 (11.11%) jQuery
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.11%) WinForms
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (5.56%) JSON
7 1 (5.56%) CSS
7 1 (5.56%) XML
7 1 (5.56%) XSLT
7 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
7 1 (5.56%) RESTful
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) UML
1 8 (44.44%) SOA
1 8 (44.44%) Zachman Framework
1 8 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Process Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) MCSD
4 2 (11.11%) MCTS
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (5.56%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) MCAD
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Atlassian
4 2 (11.11%) HP