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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 595 586 564
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs citing MCPD 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.070% 0.053% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate £425 £450 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +41.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £525 £318
% change year-on-year
- +65.35%
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
10043 9505 8598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.28% 20.26% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6289 5562 4722
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 441 397
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 6 £425 -5.55% 2
South West - 1 - - 2
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) WCF
4 6 (60.00%) MCSD
5 5 (50.00%) XHTML
5 5 (50.00%) OOP
5 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
5 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 5 (50.00%) jQuery
5 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (50.00%) Ajax
5 5 (50.00%) NHibernate
5 5 (50.00%) Web Development
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) Time Management
5 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (50.00%) StructureMap
5 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 5 (50.00%) LLBLGen Pro

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) AMQP
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) WCF
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (50.00%) Ajax
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (50.00%) Autofac
3 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) LLBLGen Pro
3 5 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 5 (50.00%) Ninject
3 5 (50.00%) StructureMap
3 5 (50.00%) XHTML
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (20.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
1 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) SUSE
3 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Scrum
1 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) OOP
2 5 (50.00%) Time Management
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSD
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) MCDBA
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle