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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 560 573 551
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing MCSD 21 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.026% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 13
Average daily rate £425 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.07% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
MCSD
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
9843 9411 8873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.18% 20.22% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6149 5512 4861
Average daily rate £405 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 441 405
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the England region over the 3 months to 13 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
South East +14 10 £418 +7.07% 5
London - 9 £425 - 2
South West -2 2 £400 +81.81% 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 2
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCSD 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 MCSD.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (76.67%) .NET
4 20 (66.67%) C#
5 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 16 (53.33%) SQL
7 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 15 (50.00%) HTML
8 14 (46.67%) jQuery
9 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
10 12 (40.00%) CSS
10 12 (40.00%) Degree
11 11 (36.67%) XML
11 11 (36.67%) Visual Studio
12 10 (33.33%) MCAD
12 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
12 10 (33.33%) Migration
13 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
13 9 (30.00%) InfoPath
13 9 (30.00%) MCSE
14 8 (26.67%) IIS
14 8 (26.67%) VBScript
14 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
14 8 (26.67%) MCTS
14 8 (26.67%) MCITP
14 8 (26.67%) Workflow
14 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
14 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
14 8 (26.67%) Security Auditing

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCSD 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 MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (26.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) InfoPath
2 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.67%) EDRMS
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) Datazen
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) PowerPivot
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Moq
3 1 (3.33%) MSTest
3 1 (3.33%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Administrator
3 7 (23.33%) SharePoint Administrator
4 5 (16.67%) Architect
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.67%) CRM Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Azure Architect
8 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) C# WPF Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Server Support
8 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) .NET
2 15 (50.00%) HTML
3 14 (46.67%) jQuery
4 12 (40.00%) CSS
5 11 (36.67%) XML
6 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
8 6 (20.00%) Autofac
8 6 (20.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (20.00%) WCF
8 6 (20.00%) Web Services
9 5 (16.67%) Ajax
9 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (16.67%) LLBLGen Pro
9 5 (16.67%) NHibernate
9 5 (16.67%) Ninject
9 5 (16.67%) StructureMap
9 5 (16.67%) XHTML
10 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
3 1 (3.33%) SUSE
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Security Auditing
3 8 (26.67%) Workflow
4 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
5 6 (20.00%) Web Development
6 5 (16.67%) MVC
6 5 (16.67%) OOP
6 5 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) Time Management
7 4 (13.33%) Open Source
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.67%) CMMI
9 2 (6.67%) Content Management
9 2 (6.67%) CRM
9 2 (6.67%) Kanban
9 2 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C#
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 8 (26.67%) VBScript
5 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.67%) C
8 1 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (3.33%) Java
8 1 (3.33%) Python
8 1 (3.33%) R
8 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (40.00%) Degree
3 10 (33.33%) MCAD
4 9 (30.00%) MCSE
5 8 (26.67%) MCITP
5 8 (26.67%) MCTS
5 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) MCPD
7 3 (10.00%) MCP
8 1 (3.33%) CCDP
8 1 (3.33%) CCNA
8 1 (3.33%) CCNP
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.33%) CNE
8 1 (3.33%) MCDBA
8 1 (3.33%) MCSA
8 1 (3.33%) MCT
8 1 (3.33%) Novell Certification
8 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Novell
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago