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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 604 619 604
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSD 20 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.008% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.038% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 4
Median daily rate £513 £349 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.95% -7.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £498 £365
% change year-on-year
-14.57% +36.30%
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
10114 10410 10475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.42% 19.77% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6274 6344 5824
Median daily rate £410 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 486 437
Median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +26 13 £545 +172.50%
South East - 5 £450 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £350 - 1
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
3 33 (55.00%) MCSE
4 25 (41.67%) .NET
5 24 (40.00%) C#
6 23 (38.33%) Windows
6 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
7 21 (35.00%) Migration
8 20 (33.33%) XML
8 20 (33.33%) Degree
8 20 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 19 (31.67%) SharePoint
9 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (30.00%) MCSA
10 18 (30.00%) TCP/IP
11 17 (28.33%) DNS
11 17 (28.33%) Web Services
11 17 (28.33%) SQL
11 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
11 17 (28.33%) TOGAF
11 17 (28.33%) PowerShell
12 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
12 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (23.33%) MCAD
13 13 (21.67%) Citrix
13 13 (21.67%) Scrum
13 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
14 12 (20.00%) VMware
14 12 (20.00%) Workflow

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 19 (31.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.67%) IIS
3 4 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.67%) SAS
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Office 365
3 5 (8.33%) IaaS
3 5 (8.33%) Rackspace Cloud
4 3 (5.00%) PaaS
5 2 (3.33%) SaaS
6 1 (1.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (28.33%) DNS
3 9 (15.00%) SAN
3 9 (15.00%) SSL
4 8 (13.33%) DHCP
4 8 (13.33%) HTTP
4 8 (13.33%) IPsec
4 8 (13.33%) IPv6
4 8 (13.33%) Software-Defined Networking
4 8 (13.33%) VPN
5 3 (5.00%) DMZ
5 3 (5.00%) Firewall
6 2 (3.33%) Internet
6 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.33%) Wireless
7 1 (1.67%) BGP
7 1 (1.67%) LAN
7 1 (1.67%) WAN
7 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Burp Suite
3 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) JMeter
3 2 (3.33%) Maven
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) Moq
4 1 (1.67%) NUnit
4 1 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Architect
2 13 (21.67%) Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 8 (13.33%) SharePoint Engineer
6 7 (11.67%) .NET Developer
6 7 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Network Engineer
7 6 (10.00%) Network Support
7 6 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) AWS Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Azure Architect
9 3 (5.00%) CRM Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Architect
9 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) XML
3 17 (28.33%) Web Services
4 9 (15.00%) CSS
5 8 (13.33%) REST
5 8 (13.33%) WSDL
5 8 (13.33%) XSD
6 6 (10.00%) HTML
7 4 (6.67%) Ajax
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 4 (6.67%) jQuery
7 4 (6.67%) NHibernate
7 4 (6.67%) WCF
8 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (5.00%) Autofac
8 3 (5.00%) Entity Framework
8 3 (5.00%) OAuth
8 3 (5.00%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Private Cloud
1 9 (15.00%) Public Cloud
2 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.33%) NHS
4 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (5.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) Blog
7 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.00%) Linux
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Migration
2 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (28.33%) TOGAF
4 13 (21.67%) Scrum
5 12 (20.00%) Workflow
6 11 (18.33%) TDD
7 10 (16.67%) Presales
8 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
8 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 8 (13.33%) SOA
8 8 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (11.67%) DevOps
9 7 (11.67%) MODAF
9 7 (11.67%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (11.67%) Process Improvement
9 7 (11.67%) UML
9 7 (11.67%) Zachman Framework
10 6 (10.00%) ITIL
11 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) C#
2 17 (28.33%) JavaScript
2 17 (28.33%) PowerShell
2 17 (28.33%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) C++
3 4 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.00%) VBScript
5 2 (3.33%) C
5 2 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (55.00%) MCSE
3 20 (33.33%) Degree
4 18 (30.00%) MCSA
5 14 (23.33%) MCAD
5 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 11 (18.33%) MCPD
7 8 (13.33%) MCP
7 8 (13.33%) MCTS
7 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (8.33%) CCNA
8 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
9 3 (5.00%) PMP
10 2 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.33%) MCITP
11 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.67%) CISSP
11 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) HL7
2 4 (6.67%) COBIT
3 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 20 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.33%) Docker
3 8 (13.33%) Xen
4 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (11.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.00%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) Citrix
3 12 (20.00%) VMware
4 7 (11.67%) EPiServer
5 5 (8.33%) Rackspace
6 3 (5.00%) CA
6 3 (5.00%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.33%) Avaya
7 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) Dell
7 2 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) SAP
8 1 (1.67%) Alterian
8 1 (1.67%) Siebel