The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 36 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.32% - 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% - 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
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
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
87 77 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.25% 20.05% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 47 43
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
MCSD
North West

MCSD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Blog
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Allocation

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Moq
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (100.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blog
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification