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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 68 54 96
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +42
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 2.51% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 7.99% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 23 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +30.76%
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
271 313 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.15% 31.43% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 139 114
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.78 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -36.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 September 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VBA
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSD
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSD
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy