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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 236 258 237
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Contract jobs citing MCSD 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.052% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate £418 £390 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £328 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £424
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
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
2360 2619 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.56% 27.45% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1426 1279 1035
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 107 115
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.84% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 3 £425 +41.66% 4
Hampshire - 3 £414 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 - 2
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
4 13 (81.25%) .NET
5 10 (62.50%) C#
5 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
6 8 (50.00%) CSS
6 8 (50.00%) SQL
6 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 7 (43.75%) XML
7 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
8 6 (37.50%) Migration
8 6 (37.50%) MCAD
8 6 (37.50%) MCSE
8 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 6 (37.50%) HTML
8 6 (37.50%) InfoPath
8 6 (37.50%) jQuery
9 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
9 5 (31.25%) MCTS
9 5 (31.25%) MCITP
9 5 (31.25%) Security Auditing
9 5 (31.25%) VBScript
9 5 (31.25%) Workflow
9 5 (31.25%) Military
10 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (25.00%) IIS
10 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) InfoPath
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) EDRMS
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) Big Data
4 1 (6.25%) Datazen
4 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Moq
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (31.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.25%) ADO
7 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
7 1 (6.25%) Autofac
7 1 (6.25%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
7 1 (6.25%) HTML5
7 1 (6.25%) ODBC
7 1 (6.25%) OLE
7 1 (6.25%) OLE DB
7 1 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
7 1 (6.25%) WPF
7 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Security Auditing
2 5 (31.25%) Workflow
3 4 (25.00%) Open Source
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) CMMI
5 2 (12.50%) Content Management
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Records Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Server Building
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Memory Management
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (31.25%) VBScript
5 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) R
6 1 (6.25%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) MCAD
2 6 (37.50%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) MCITP
3 5 (31.25%) MCTS
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
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