The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - - 68
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £449 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +21.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MCSD
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
183 293 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.63% 29.18% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 148 138
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 11
Median hourly rate £24.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +81.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.06 £21.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £39.61 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
1 8 (100.00%) HTTP
1 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (100.00%) VPN
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) MCSA
1 8 (100.00%) IPv6
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) IPsec
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
1 8 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (100.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Public Cloud
2 7 (87.50%) Presales
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (87.50%) Process Improvement
2 7 (87.50%) Workflow
2 7 (87.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (87.50%) Marketing
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) XML
3 6 (75.00%) C

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) DHCP
1 8 (100.00%) DNS
1 8 (100.00%) HTTP
1 8 (100.00%) IPsec
1 8 (100.00%) IPv6
1 8 (100.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 8 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (100.00%) VPN
2 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support
2 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Escalation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (100.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Ubuntu
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (87.50%) Presales
2 7 (87.50%) Process Improvement
2 7 (87.50%) Workflow
3 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C
1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) C++
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (75.00%) VB
1 6 (75.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
1 8 (100.00%) MCSA
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) NetScout