The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 69 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing MCSD 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.53% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £463
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
330 187 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.73% 24.22% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 80 151
Average daily rate £365 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSD
Berkshire

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Degree
1 10 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (70.00%) IIS
3 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (60.00%) Remedy
3 6 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (60.00%) Office 365
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) MCTS
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) XSD
4 4 (40.00%) C
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) .NET

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (70.00%) IIS
2 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (30.00%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) WCF
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) XSD
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (60.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) C++
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
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