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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 580 614 575
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -39
Contract jobs citing MCSD 37 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.024% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 12
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
10506 9534 9462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.58% 18.78% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6649 5642 5569
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 479 438
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.18 £50.00 £43.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 - 10 £325 - 1
South East +13 9 £400 +6.66% 1
South West - 8 £638 -
London +14 5 £425 -14.78% 4
West Midlands - 3 £438 - 1
Yorkshire -3 1 £425 +13.33% 1
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UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 46 (66.67%) .NET
4 42 (60.87%) C#
5 40 (57.97%) XML
6 35 (50.72%) MCSE
7 34 (49.28%) SQL
8 32 (46.38%) JavaScript
8 32 (46.38%) Degree
9 31 (44.93%) Windows
9 31 (44.93%) Migration
10 28 (40.58%) PowerShell
11 27 (39.13%) CSS
12 26 (37.68%) SharePoint
13 23 (33.33%) MS Excel
13 23 (33.33%) MCSA
13 23 (33.33%) HTML
13 23 (33.33%) Workflow
13 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
13 23 (33.33%) Hyper-V
14 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
15 21 (30.43%) DNS
15 21 (30.43%) Visual Studio
15 21 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (28.99%) jQuery
17 19 (27.54%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (27.54%) Windows Server
18 18 (26.09%) VBScript
18 18 (26.09%) IIS
19 17 (24.64%) SQL Server

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 18 (26.09%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.39%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.90%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
2 21 (30.43%) 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 8 (11.59%) SSL
6 6 (8.70%) BGP
7 2 (2.90%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Datazen
4 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.90%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Visual Studio
2 19 (27.54%) 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%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Military
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Architect
4 9 (13.04%) Consultant
5 8 (11.59%) CRM Developer
5 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Network Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Network Support
6 7 (10.14%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) SharePoint Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Administrator
8 5 (7.25%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.25%) SharePoint Administrator
9 4 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) SQL Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (66.67%) .NET
2 40 (57.97%) XML
3 27 (39.13%) CSS
4 23 (33.33%) HTML
5 20 (28.99%) jQuery
6 17 (24.64%) Web Services
7 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
8 12 (17.39%) .NET Framework
9 11 (15.94%) Autofac
9 11 (15.94%) Entity Framework
10 9 (13.04%) Ajax
10 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 9 (13.04%) LLBLGen Pro
10 9 (13.04%) NHibernate
10 9 (13.04%) Ninject
10 9 (13.04%) StructureMap
10 9 (13.04%) WCF
10 9 (13.04%) XHTML
11 8 (11.59%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Computer Science
2 13 (18.84%) Public Cloud
3 11 (15.94%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (14.49%) Private Cloud
5 9 (13.04%) N-Tier
6 5 (7.25%) NHS
7 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.90%) Wiki
9 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.93%) Windows
2 19 (27.54%) 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 23 (33.33%) Workflow
3 21 (30.43%) 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
7 12 (17.39%) Web Development
8 11 (15.94%) TDD
9 10 (14.49%) Security Auditing
10 9 (13.04%) CRM
10 9 (13.04%) MVC
10 9 (13.04%) OOP
10 9 (13.04%) Time Management
11 8 (11.59%) SOA
11 8 (11.59%) TOGAF
11 8 (11.59%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (10.14%) MODAF
12 7 (10.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.87%) C#
2 34 (49.28%) SQL
3 32 (46.38%) JavaScript
4 28 (40.58%) PowerShell
5 18 (26.09%) VBScript
6 11 (15.94%) C++
6 11 (15.94%) T-SQL
7 10 (14.49%) C
7 10 (14.49%) VB
8 4 (5.80%) Java
8 4 (5.80%) Python
9 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.90%) R
10 2 (2.90%) Scala
10 2 (2.90%) VB6
10 2 (2.90%) XAML
11 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (50.72%) MCSE
3 32 (46.38%) Degree
4 23 (33.33%) MCSA
4 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 17 (24.64%) MCAD
6 13 (18.84%) MCTS
7 12 (17.39%) MCPD
8 10 (14.49%) DV Cleared
8 10 (14.49%) MCITP
9 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
10 3 (4.35%) 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 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.59%) Docker
4 8 (11.59%) Xen
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Intune
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%) HP
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle
6 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.90%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.90%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.90%) Remedy
7 1 (1.45%) NetScout
7 1 (1.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.45%) Siebel
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