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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 611 627 595
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -32
Contract jobs citing MCSD 19 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.009% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.049% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 6
Median daily rate £513 £449 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.20% +19.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £410 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £488 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £449 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +22.94%
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
10108 10248 9618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.42% 19.38% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6340 6213 5545
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 492 409
Median hourly rate £27.61 £23.75 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +3 9 £550 - 1
South East - 4 £425 - 1
North East - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £438 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
South West - 1 £700 -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 34 (53.97%) .NET
4 33 (52.38%) MCSE
5 32 (50.79%) C#
6 29 (46.03%) XML
7 27 (42.86%) Degree
8 25 (39.68%) Migration
9 24 (38.10%) Windows
9 24 (38.10%) MS Excel
10 23 (36.51%) MCSA
10 23 (36.51%) TCP/IP
10 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
10 23 (36.51%) SQL
10 23 (36.51%) Hyper-V
11 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
11 22 (34.92%) DNS
12 20 (31.75%) Web Services
12 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (28.57%) SharePoint
14 17 (26.98%) CSS
14 17 (26.98%) Workflow
14 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
14 17 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
16 15 (23.81%) Presales
17 14 (22.22%) Public Cloud
17 14 (22.22%) Computer Science
17 14 (22.22%) Visual Studio
18 13 (20.63%) MCAD

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 18 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 13 (20.63%) IIS
3 4 (6.35%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.94%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (4.76%) Office 365
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) TCP/IP
2 22 (34.92%) DNS
3 13 (20.63%) DHCP
3 13 (20.63%) HTTP
3 13 (20.63%) IPsec
3 13 (20.63%) IPv6
3 13 (20.63%) Software-Defined Networking
3 13 (20.63%) VPN
4 10 (15.87%) SAN
5 9 (14.29%) SSL
6 6 (9.52%) BGP
7 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) Power BI
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Burp Suite
3 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) JMeter
3 2 (3.17%) Maven
3 2 (3.17%) Selenium
4 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 13 (20.63%) Marketing
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Architect
2 16 (25.40%) Developer
3 12 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 8 (12.70%) SharePoint Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Network Support
5 7 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Consultant
6 6 (9.52%) CRM Developer
7 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.76%) AWS Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (53.97%) .NET
2 29 (46.03%) XML
3 20 (31.75%) Web Services
4 17 (26.98%) CSS
5 12 (19.05%) HTML
6 10 (15.87%) jQuery
7 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
7 8 (12.70%) REST
7 8 (12.70%) WSDL
7 8 (12.70%) XSD
8 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
8 6 (9.52%) Ajax
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (9.52%) Autofac
8 6 (9.52%) NHibernate
8 6 (9.52%) StructureMap
8 6 (9.52%) WCF
8 6 (9.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 14 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 10 (15.87%) Private Cloud
3 6 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (9.52%) N-Tier
4 5 (7.94%) NHS
5 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.10%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) Migration
2 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.98%) Workflow
4 15 (23.81%) Presales
5 13 (20.63%) Load Balancing
5 13 (20.63%) Scrum
6 12 (19.05%) Mentoring
6 12 (19.05%) Process Improvement
6 12 (19.05%) TOGAF
7 11 (17.46%) TDD
8 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (12.70%) CRM
8 8 (12.70%) SOA
8 8 (12.70%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (11.11%) DevOps
9 7 (11.11%) MODAF
9 7 (11.11%) MVC
9 7 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
10 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.79%) C#
2 23 (36.51%) JavaScript
2 23 (36.51%) SQL
3 22 (34.92%) PowerShell
4 12 (19.05%) VBScript
5 9 (14.29%) C++
6 8 (12.70%) VB
7 7 (11.11%) C
7 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.17%) Java
8 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.17%) Python
9 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.59%) VB6
9 1 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (52.38%) MCSE
3 27 (42.86%) Degree
4 23 (36.51%) MCSA
5 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
6 13 (20.63%) MCAD
7 12 (19.05%) MCPD
8 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
9 7 (11.11%) MCTS
10 5 (7.94%) MCP
11 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
11 4 (6.35%) MCITP
12 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.59%) CISSP
12 1 (1.59%) HND
12 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) HL7
2 4 (6.35%) COBIT
3 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Hyper-V
2 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.70%) Docker
3 8 (12.70%) Xen
4 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.87%) VMware
3 8 (12.70%) Citrix
4 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.94%) EPiServer
5 5 (7.94%) Rackspace
6 3 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle
8 1 (1.59%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.59%) NetScout
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Siebel
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