The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD 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 MCSD over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 241 212 240
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +28
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.043% 0.94% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 2
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£375 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +14.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
MCSD
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
2308 2121 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.23% 23.97% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1091 1064
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 116 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -32.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCSD
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 MCSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire -7 1 £375 -11.76% 1
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
Surrey - - - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) MCP
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) MCDBA
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Clustering
4 4 (50.00%) MCPD
4 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (12.50%) Remedy
7 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Designer
1 4 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSD
1 1 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCP
3 4 (50.00%) MCDBA
3 4 (50.00%) MCPD
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) MCTS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy