The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Lancashire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 32 -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.82% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 8.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £313 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
127 62 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.00% 22.63% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 111
Average daily rate £375 £300 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £243 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £328 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +49.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.25 £26.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSD
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MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the Lancashire region.

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire