The first table below looks at the demand for MCPD in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 16 April 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 North West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 135 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCPD 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £298 £400
% change year-on-year
+34.45% -25.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
648 445 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.08% 18.16% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 194 283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 38 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCPD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCPD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCPD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 - -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) WinForms
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) MCTS
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) OOD
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing MCPD 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 MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) WinForms
1 6 (100.00%) WPF
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) OOD
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCTS
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft