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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 585 589 577
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing MCSD 44 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.034% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 12
Median daily rate £425 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -12.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
10653 9545 9423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.28% 19.32% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6686 5552 5585
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £543 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 472 479
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
South East -7 14 £400 +33.89% 1
South West - 10 £640 - 2
North East - 9 £325 - 1
London -6 8 £425 -14.78% 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 50 (72.46%) .NET
4 47 (68.12%) C#
5 43 (62.32%) XML
6 38 (55.07%) SQL
7 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
8 34 (49.28%) MCSE
9 33 (47.83%) Migration
10 32 (46.38%) Degree
11 31 (44.93%) PowerShell
12 30 (43.48%) Windows
12 30 (43.48%) CSS
13 28 (40.58%) SharePoint
14 27 (39.13%) HTML
15 25 (36.23%) jQuery
16 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
16 24 (34.78%) Visual Studio
16 24 (34.78%) Workflow
17 21 (30.43%) VBScript
17 21 (30.43%) SQL Server
17 21 (30.43%) MCSA
17 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
17 21 (30.43%) TCP/IP
17 21 (30.43%) Hyper-V
18 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (28.99%) DNS
18 20 (28.99%) IIS
18 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (26.09%) ASP.NET

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 28 (40.58%) SharePoint
2 20 (28.99%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (21.74%) 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 8 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 20 (28.99%) DNS
3 12 (17.39%) DHCP
3 12 (17.39%) HTTP
3 12 (17.39%) IPsec
3 12 (17.39%) IPv6
3 12 (17.39%) Software-Defined Networking
3 12 (17.39%) VPN
4 9 (13.04%) SAN
5 8 (11.59%) SSL
6 6 (8.70%) BGP
7 3 (4.35%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.45%) Intranet
8 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.84%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.35%) Big Data
4 3 (4.35%) Datazen
4 3 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.90%) PowerPivot
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (34.78%) Visual Studio
2 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) JMeter
3 1 (1.45%) Maven
3 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 11 (15.94%) Marketing
2 4 (5.80%) Military
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Developer
2 12 (17.39%) Architect
2 12 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Administrator
3 8 (11.59%) Consultant
3 8 (11.59%) CRM Developer
3 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (10.14%) SharePoint Administrator
4 7 (10.14%) SharePoint Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Network Support
5 6 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (5.80%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Specialist
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (72.46%) .NET
2 43 (62.32%) XML
3 30 (43.48%) CSS
4 27 (39.13%) HTML
5 25 (36.23%) jQuery
6 18 (26.09%) ASP.NET
6 18 (26.09%) Web Services
7 15 (21.74%) .NET Framework
8 14 (20.29%) Autofac
8 14 (20.29%) Entity Framework
9 11 (15.94%) Ajax
9 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 11 (15.94%) LLBLGen Pro
9 11 (15.94%) NHibernate
9 11 (15.94%) Ninject
9 11 (15.94%) StructureMap
9 11 (15.94%) WCF
9 11 (15.94%) XHTML
10 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Computer Science
2 14 (20.29%) Inversion of Control
3 12 (17.39%) Public Cloud
4 11 (15.94%) N-Tier
5 9 (13.04%) Private Cloud
6 4 (5.80%) 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
8 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
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 33 (47.83%) Migration
2 24 (34.78%) Workflow
3 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
4 14 (20.29%) Web Development
5 13 (18.84%) Presales
5 13 (18.84%) Scrum
5 13 (18.84%) Security Auditing
6 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing
6 12 (17.39%) TDD
7 11 (15.94%) MVC
7 11 (15.94%) OOP
7 11 (15.94%) Process Improvement
7 11 (15.94%) Time Management
8 8 (11.59%) CRM
9 7 (10.14%) SOA
9 7 (10.14%) TOGAF
10 6 (8.70%) MODAF
10 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 47 (68.12%) C#
2 38 (55.07%) SQL
3 36 (52.17%) JavaScript
4 31 (44.93%) PowerShell
5 21 (30.43%) VBScript
6 14 (20.29%) T-SQL
7 11 (15.94%) C
7 11 (15.94%) C++
8 10 (14.49%) VB
9 4 (5.80%) Java
9 4 (5.80%) Python
9 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
10 3 (4.35%) R
10 3 (4.35%) Scala
11 2 (2.90%) VB6
11 2 (2.90%) XAML
12 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (49.28%) MCSE
3 32 (46.38%) Degree
4 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 21 (30.43%) MCSA
6 16 (23.19%) MCAD
7 14 (20.29%) MCTS
8 13 (18.84%) MCITP
9 12 (17.39%) DV Cleared
9 12 (17.39%) MCPD
10 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.90%) MCP
12 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.45%) CISSP
12 1 (1.45%) HND
12 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) HL7
2 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 14 (20.29%) Active Directory
3 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.14%) Docker
4 7 (10.14%) Xen
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) VMware
3 7 (10.14%) Citrix
4 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.80%) HP
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle
6 3 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.45%) NetScout