The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD 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 MCSD over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - - 129
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
788 543 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.59% 18.08% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 262 233
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 52
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MCSD
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) CCA
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CCEA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Design Architect
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) CCA
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CCEA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware