The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 243 240 238
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MCPD 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.056% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 0.23% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£390 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.93% -20.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MCPD
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2343 2148 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.25% 24.21% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 1095 1047
Average daily rate £365 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.98% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £211 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 153
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.28 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.59% -34.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCPD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCPD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCPD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCPD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCPD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
Surrey - - - -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) MCDBA
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSD
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Internet

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MCPD 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 MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Designer
1 4 (66.67%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCDBA
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSD
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft