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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 592 578 557
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Contract jobs citing MCPD 3 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.014% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.073% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £270 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £270 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £270 £318
% change year-on-year
+36.57% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MCPD
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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
10096 9552 8479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 18.67% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6148 5484 4726
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 397 436
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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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 -12 1 £400 - 5
North West - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £463 - 1
MCPD
UK

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) UML
5 4 (40.00%) SOA
5 4 (40.00%) Retail
5 4 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (30.00%) Middleware
6 3 (30.00%) J2EE
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) JMS
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (20.00%) WCF
7 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
7 2 (20.00%) jQuery
7 2 (20.00%) JIRA

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) AMQP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) JMS
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) UML
1 4 (40.00%) SOA
1 4 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
1 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Process Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Atlassian