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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 149 - 135
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.029% - 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £498 £365
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +36.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MCSD
England

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
617 871 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.63% 19.46% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 508 342
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 59
Median hourly rate £26.50 £35.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.33% +59.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 North West 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 the North West 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