The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.30% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
MCSD
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
155 173 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.38% 19.55% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 84 65
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £217 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 2
Average hourly rate - £31.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSD across the Glasgow region.

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

MCSD
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) IIS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft