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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 623 603 584
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs citing MCPD 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.075% 0.040% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
Median daily rate £525 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £415 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £485 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £330
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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
10697 9923 9103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.42% 19.23% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6715 5986 5215
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 487 400
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.36 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.22% +17.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +29.72%

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
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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -2 5 £575 +27.77% 1
South East - 2 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 13 (86.67%) Degree
4 12 (80.00%) MCSD
5 11 (73.33%) Scrum
5 11 (73.33%) C#
5 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (73.33%) TDD
6 10 (66.67%) SQL
6 10 (66.67%) Relational Database
7 8 (53.33%) MCAD
8 7 (46.67%) OOP
8 7 (46.67%) XHTML
8 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
8 7 (46.67%) HTML
8 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
8 7 (46.67%) Web Services
8 7 (46.67%) CRM
8 7 (46.67%) N-Tier
8 7 (46.67%) MVC
8 7 (46.67%) Ajax
8 7 (46.67%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (46.67%) NHibernate
8 7 (46.67%) Web Development
8 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
8 7 (46.67%) WCF
8 7 (46.67%) jQuery
8 7 (46.67%) Time Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) French Language
1 2 (13.33%) German Language
1 2 (13.33%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) CRM Developer
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
2 7 (46.67%) Ajax
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 7 (46.67%) Autofac
2 7 (46.67%) Entity Framework
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) jQuery
2 7 (46.67%) LLBLGen Pro
2 7 (46.67%) NHibernate
2 7 (46.67%) Ninject
2 7 (46.67%) StructureMap
2 7 (46.67%) WCF
2 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) XHTML
3 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (6.67%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Inversion of Control
1 7 (46.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Scrum
1 11 (73.33%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) CRM
2 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 7 (46.67%) OOP
2 7 (46.67%) Time Management
2 7 (46.67%) Web Development
3 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) UML
4 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Content Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Degree
3 12 (80.00%) MCSD
4 8 (53.33%) MCAD
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 4 (26.67%) MCTS
6 3 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) EPiServer
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