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 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 553 550 486
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -64
Contract jobs citing MCSD 17 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.042% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.22% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 28
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-12.18% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
9352 9259 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.94% 19.30% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5428 5493 4123
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 470 423
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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
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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
London +2 7 £499 +5.00% 12
South East -6 7 £299 -25.31% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £340 - 2
MCSD
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MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
3 22 (59.46%) Windows
4 19 (51.35%) .NET
5 18 (48.65%) C#
6 17 (45.95%) MCSE
7 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
8 13 (35.14%) MCAD
9 12 (32.43%) MCP
9 12 (32.43%) SharePoint
9 12 (32.43%) MVC
9 12 (32.43%) Degree
10 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
10 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
10 11 (29.73%) SQL
11 10 (27.03%) Visual Studio
11 10 (27.03%) CRM
11 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (24.32%) HTML
12 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
12 9 (24.32%) jQuery
13 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
13 8 (21.62%) Finance
14 7 (18.92%) Subversion
14 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
14 7 (18.92%) IIS
14 7 (18.92%) MCDBA
14 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (16.22%) XML

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 12 (32.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.92%) IIS
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (8.11%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
1 3 (8.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) DTS
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.70%) IDOL
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.92%) Subversion
3 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.81%) ClearCase
4 4 (10.81%) ClearQuest
4 4 (10.81%) JIRA
5 1 (2.70%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) NUnit
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.70%) Moq
5 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Design Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.41%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
5 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (51.35%) .NET
2 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
3 9 (24.32%) HTML
3 9 (24.32%) jQuery
4 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
4 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (16.22%) XML
6 5 (13.51%) JSON
6 5 (13.51%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (13.51%) LINQ
7 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 4 (10.81%) HTML5
7 4 (10.81%) Entity Framework
7 4 (10.81%) COM+
7 4 (10.81%) CSS
8 3 (8.11%) CSS3
8 3 (8.11%) RESTful
9 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (5.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) W3C
4 1 (2.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) Solaris
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) MVC
2 10 (27.03%) CRM
2 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) TDD
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Web Development
5 4 (10.81%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 3 (8.11%) Time Management
6 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) OO
6 3 (8.11%) Web Design
7 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) C#
2 11 (29.73%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) VBScript
4 4 (10.81%) VB
4 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
4 4 (10.81%) VB6
5 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) Lua
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (45.95%) MCSE
3 13 (35.14%) MCAD
4 12 (32.43%) MCP
4 12 (32.43%) Degree
5 7 (18.92%) MCDBA
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) CCA
7 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (8.11%) CCEA
7 3 (8.11%) MCPD
8 2 (5.41%) MCTS
9 1 (2.70%) CNE
9 1 (2.70%) Novell Certification
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.70%) CCNP
9 1 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) IBM
3 4 (10.81%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Novell
5 1 (2.70%) Remedy
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
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