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 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 Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 596 594 574
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSD 35 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.025% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 6
Median daily rate £500 £449 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +8.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £375 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £548 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
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%

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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD 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
North East - 11 £325 -
South West - 8 £638 -
South East +1 6 £400 +6.66%
London -7 6 £563 +12.64% 1
West Midlands - 2 £438 -
Yorkshire +3 1 £425 +13.33% 1
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 44 (63.77%) .NET
4 40 (57.97%) C#
5 39 (56.52%) XML
6 36 (52.17%) MCSE
7 32 (46.38%) SQL
8 31 (44.93%) Migration
8 31 (44.93%) Degree
9 30 (43.48%) Windows
10 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
10 28 (40.58%) PowerShell
11 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
11 26 (37.68%) SharePoint
12 24 (34.78%) CSS
13 23 (33.33%) MCSA
13 23 (33.33%) TCP/IP
13 23 (33.33%) Hyper-V
14 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
14 22 (31.88%) DNS
14 22 (31.88%) Workflow
15 21 (30.43%) Visual Studio
16 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (26.09%) HTML
17 18 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (26.09%) Windows Server
18 17 (24.64%) VBScript
18 17 (24.64%) IIS
18 17 (24.64%) MCAD
19 16 (23.19%) Web Services

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 26 (37.68%) SharePoint
2 17 (24.64%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (37.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.39%) InfoPath
3 3 (4.35%) MS Office
4 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 22 (31.88%) DNS
3 13 (18.84%) DHCP
3 13 (18.84%) HTTP
3 13 (18.84%) IPsec
3 13 (18.84%) IPv6
3 13 (18.84%) Software-Defined Networking
3 13 (18.84%) VPN
4 10 (14.49%) SAN
5 9 (13.04%) SSL
6 6 (8.70%) BGP
7 2 (2.90%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
5 2 (2.90%) Datazen
5 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.90%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.45%) Power BI
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Visual Studio
2 18 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) Burp Suite
3 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.90%) JMeter
3 2 (2.90%) Maven
3 2 (2.90%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 13 (18.84%) Marketing
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Architect
2 13 (18.84%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Consultant
4 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) CRM Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Network Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Network Support
5 7 (10.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (63.77%) .NET
2 39 (56.52%) XML
3 24 (34.78%) CSS
4 18 (26.09%) HTML
5 16 (23.19%) jQuery
5 16 (23.19%) Web Services
6 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET
7 9 (13.04%) .NET Framework
7 9 (13.04%) Autofac
7 9 (13.04%) Entity Framework
8 8 (11.59%) REST
8 8 (11.59%) WSDL
8 8 (11.59%) XSD
9 7 (10.14%) Ajax
9 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (10.14%) LLBLGen Pro
9 7 (10.14%) NHibernate
9 7 (10.14%) WCF
9 7 (10.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Computer Science
2 14 (20.29%) Public Cloud
3 10 (14.49%) Private Cloud
4 9 (13.04%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (10.14%) N-Tier
6 5 (7.25%) NHS
7 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.90%) Wiki
8 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (43.48%) Windows
2 18 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.70%) Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.70%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) VMS
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Migration
2 22 (31.88%) Workflow
3 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (21.74%) Presales
5 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
6 13 (18.84%) Load Balancing
6 13 (18.84%) Scrum
7 12 (17.39%) Process Improvement
8 11 (15.94%) TDD
9 9 (13.04%) Security Auditing
9 9 (13.04%) Web Development
10 8 (11.59%) CRM
10 8 (11.59%) SOA
10 8 (11.59%) TOGAF
10 8 (11.59%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (10.14%) MODAF
11 7 (10.14%) MVC
11 7 (10.14%) OOP
11 7 (10.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) C#
2 32 (46.38%) SQL
3 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
3 28 (40.58%) PowerShell
4 17 (24.64%) VBScript
5 11 (15.94%) C++
6 10 (14.49%) C
6 10 (14.49%) T-SQL
6 10 (14.49%) VB
7 4 (5.80%) Java
7 4 (5.80%) Python
8 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.90%) R
9 2 (2.90%) Scala
9 2 (2.90%) VB6
9 2 (2.90%) XAML
10 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (52.17%) MCSE
3 31 (44.93%) Degree
4 23 (33.33%) MCSA
5 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
6 17 (24.64%) MCAD
7 12 (17.39%) MCPD
7 12 (17.39%) MCTS
8 9 (13.04%) DV Cleared
8 9 (13.04%) MCITP
9 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.80%) MCP
11 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.45%) CISSP
11 1 (1.45%) HND
11 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) HL7
2 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 23 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.59%) Docker
3 8 (11.59%) Xen
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) VMware
3 8 (11.59%) Citrix
4 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.80%) EPiServer
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.90%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
8 1 (1.45%) NetScout
8 1 (1.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (1.45%) Siebel
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