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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 596 600 601
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSD 18 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.030% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.15% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Median daily rate £450 £423 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -13.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £255 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £366 £488
% change year-on-year
+23.00% -24.95%
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
9338 10323 10937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 20.62% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5853 6292 6253
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 502 503
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
London +1 8 £550 +29.41% 2
South East +7 4 £463 +9.68% 1
South West +10 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 2
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
5 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (34.21%) C#
6 13 (34.21%) .NET
6 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
6 13 (34.21%) MCSE
7 12 (31.58%) MCAD
7 12 (31.58%) Degree
8 11 (28.95%) SharePoint
9 10 (26.32%) Windows
9 10 (26.32%) TOGAF
10 9 (23.68%) SQL
10 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
11 8 (21.05%) MCTS
11 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (21.05%) CCNA
11 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (21.05%) ITIL
11 8 (21.05%) TDD
11 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (18.42%) Scrum
12 7 (18.42%) MCP
12 7 (18.42%) Web Services
12 7 (18.42%) Citrix
12 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (18.42%) MCPD

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 11 (28.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.26%) CMS
4 2 (5.26%) SAS
4 2 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) InfoPath
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) IaaS
2 7 (18.42%) Office 365
3 5 (13.16%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (10.53%) PaaS
5 2 (5.26%) SaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DMZ
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.26%) SAN
2 2 (5.26%) Wireless
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.63%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (7.89%) Power BI
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) MS Access
6 2 (5.26%) PowerPivot
6 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) Moq
2 3 (7.89%) NUnit
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Burp Suite
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) JMeter
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Architect
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.42%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) AWS Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Azure Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.53%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.53%) OAuth
3 4 (10.53%) SAML
4 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.89%) jQuery
5 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.26%) Ajax
5 2 (5.26%) COM+
5 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) J2EE
6 1 (2.63%) JDBC
6 1 (2.63%) JSP
6 1 (2.63%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) Blog
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) TOGAF
3 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (21.05%) ITIL
4 8 (21.05%) TDD
5 7 (18.42%) DevOps
5 7 (18.42%) Scrum
6 5 (13.16%) MVC
6 5 (13.16%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
6 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.16%) UML
7 4 (10.53%) Analytics
7 4 (10.53%) Metadata Management
7 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
7 4 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (10.53%) Workflow
8 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
8 3 (7.89%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (2.63%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (34.21%) MCSE
3 12 (31.58%) Degree
3 12 (31.58%) MCAD
4 8 (21.05%) CCNA
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (21.05%) MCTS
5 7 (18.42%) MCP
5 7 (18.42%) MCPD
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (10.53%) MCSA
6 4 (10.53%) PMI Certification
6 4 (10.53%) PMP
7 3 (7.89%) MCITP
8 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (5.26%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) COBIT
2 3 (7.89%) QA
3 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.26%) XenServer
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Citrix
3 5 (13.16%) EPiServer
3 5 (13.16%) Rackspace
4 4 (10.53%) CA
5 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) Alterian
6 2 (5.26%) Avaya
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.63%) HP
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Siebel