The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 573 469 557
Rank change year-on-year
-104 +88
Contract jobs citing MCSD 17 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.079% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 14
Average daily rate £438 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £463
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSD
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -27 9 £475 +18.75% 26
South East -8 8 £400 +10.34% 4
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
North West - - - - 1
MCSD
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MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
3 27 (57.45%) .NET
4 26 (55.32%) MCSE
5 23 (48.94%) Windows
6 22 (46.81%) SQL Server
7 21 (44.68%) C#
8 19 (40.43%) Degree
9 16 (34.04%) SQL
10 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
11 14 (29.79%) SharePoint
11 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
12 13 (27.66%) IIS
12 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
13 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
13 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (23.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (23.40%) CSS
14 11 (23.40%) XML
15 10 (21.28%) MCP
15 10 (21.28%) HTML
15 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (19.15%) Finance
16 9 (19.15%) MCTS
17 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
17 8 (17.02%) Web Services
17 8 (17.02%) Remedy
17 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 14 (29.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (27.66%) IIS
3 11 (23.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
5 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (8.51%) Apache
6 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
6 4 (8.51%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (8.51%) Site Server
7 3 (6.38%) Lync
8 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Mingle
3 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (46.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.13%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.38%) NUnit
5 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.13%) MSTest
6 1 (2.13%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Legal
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) SharePoint Developer
4 6 (12.77%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Designer
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Design Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Architect
9 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (57.45%) .NET
2 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
3 11 (23.40%) CSS
3 11 (23.40%) XML
4 10 (21.28%) HTML
5 8 (17.02%) Web Services
6 6 (12.77%) WCF
7 5 (10.64%) XSLT
7 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.64%) jQuery
8 4 (8.51%) CSS3
8 4 (8.51%) XSD
9 3 (6.38%) WF
9 3 (6.38%) Ajax
9 3 (6.38%) HTML5
10 2 (4.26%) Unity DI Container
10 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.26%) RESTful
10 2 (4.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.51%) Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.26%) GIS
5 1 (2.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Windows 2000
3 4 (8.51%) Solaris
4 2 (4.26%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Asset Management
2 6 (12.77%) OO
3 5 (10.64%) TDD
3 5 (10.64%) MVC
3 5 (10.64%) Investment Management
4 4 (8.51%) Data Validation
4 4 (8.51%) Data Governance
4 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.51%) Validation
4 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) CRM
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) UML
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Product Management
6 2 (4.26%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) C#
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.51%) C++
6 4 (8.51%) C
7 2 (4.26%) XPath
7 2 (4.26%) VB
7 2 (4.26%) XQuery
8 1 (2.13%) VBA
8 1 (2.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (55.32%) MCSE
3 19 (40.43%) Degree
4 10 (21.28%) MCP
5 9 (19.15%) MCTS
6 7 (14.89%) MCAD
6 7 (14.89%) MCPD
7 6 (12.77%) MCDBA
8 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (8.51%) CCNA
9 2 (4.26%) CISA
9 2 (4.26%) MCITP
10 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Remedy
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 5 (10.64%) Cisco
5 4 (8.51%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
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