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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 75 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% - 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% - 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.07% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
266 269 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.14% 30.85% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 135 106
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 9
Average hourly rate £55.60 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.38 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Server Building
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) CMMI
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ADO
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Datazen
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ADO
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Autofac
3 1 (33.33%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ODBC
3 1 (33.33%) OLE
3 1 (33.33%) OLE DB
3 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) CMMI
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Server Building
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) R
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy