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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 69 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.22% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.69% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -2.94%
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 Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
287 288 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.76% 31.86% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 133 111
Average daily rate £395 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Web Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware