The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK / England
Rank 555 570 574
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSD 13 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.044% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.21% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £400 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.77% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8430 9639 9255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.30% 21.04% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 5914 5476
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 450 427
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +92.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +105.12%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSD across the England region.

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in England

MCSD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSD across the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

MCSD Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the England region.

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCSD
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 MCSD within the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 £630 +48.23% 1
South East +5 4 £425 +0.79% 1
South West +7 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD 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 MCSD.

1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (40.00%) MCSE
5 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
5 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
6 12 (34.29%) Windows
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (28.57%) .NET
7 10 (28.57%) C#
7 10 (28.57%) TOGAF
8 9 (25.71%) Degree
8 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
9 8 (22.86%) Web Services
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) MCAD
9 8 (22.86%) CCNA
9 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
9 8 (22.86%) DevOps
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (20.00%) Office 365
10 7 (20.00%) IaaS
10 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.00%) Citrix
10 7 (20.00%) SQL
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (20.00%) MCTS
11 6 (17.14%) TDD

MCSD
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 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
3 2 (5.71%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (20.00%) IaaS
2 7 (20.00%) Office 365
3 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (11.43%) PaaS
4 4 (11.43%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (5.71%) SaaS
6 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) DMZ
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.71%) MS Access
6 2 (5.71%) Power BI
6 2 (5.71%) PowerPivot
6 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Moq
1 3 (8.57%) NUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Azure Architect
4 5 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) AWS Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Azure Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Consultant
5 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (11.43%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cloud Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 8 (22.86%) Web Services
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (11.43%) OAuth
4 4 (11.43%) SAML
5 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.57%) jQuery
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) Ajax
6 2 (5.71%) COM+
6 2 (5.71%) CSS
6 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.71%) HTML
6 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (2.86%) LINQ
7 1 (2.86%) WCF
7 1 (2.86%) WPF
7 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Blog
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 8 (22.86%) DevOps
3 8 (22.86%) ITIL
4 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (17.14%) MVC
5 6 (17.14%) Scrum
5 6 (17.14%) TDD
6 5 (14.29%) Analytics
7 4 (11.43%) CRM
7 4 (11.43%) Metadata Management
7 4 (11.43%) Operations Management
7 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) Workflow
8 3 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (8.57%) Project Management
8 3 (8.57%) Service Management
8 3 (8.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
3 7 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) VBA
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (40.00%) MCSE
3 9 (25.71%) Degree
4 8 (22.86%) CCNA
4 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (22.86%) MCAD
5 7 (20.00%) MCTS
6 6 (17.14%) MCP
7 5 (14.29%) MCPD
7 5 (14.29%) MCSA
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (11.43%) PMI Certification
8 4 (11.43%) PMP
9 3 (8.57%) MCITP
10 2 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (5.71%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) COBIT
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.71%) XenServer
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) CA
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Rackspace
4 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.57%) EPiServer
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) Alterian
5 2 (5.71%) Avaya
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
5 2 (5.71%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Sophos
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
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