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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 248 235 228
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSD 6 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.064% 0.056% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.21% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate
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£285 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £348 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.07% -23.52%
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2387 2417 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.58% 26.99% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1207 1114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 103 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSD across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCSD Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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
Surrey - 4 £299 -
Berkshire -6 1 £213 -32.00%
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
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England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) MCSE
4 6 (42.86%) MCDBA
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) CRM
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (35.71%) MCP
5 5 (35.71%) MCAD
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) IIS
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 4 (28.57%) IBM
6 4 (28.57%) VB6
6 4 (28.57%) Subversion
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 4 (28.57%) COM+
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) VBScript
6 4 (28.57%) VB
6 4 (28.57%) VB.NET

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) DTS
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 4 (28.57%) ClearCase
1 4 (28.57%) ClearQuest
2 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Designer
1 3 (21.43%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Web Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) COM+
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) XSD
5 1 (7.14%) XSL
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (7.14%) WCF
5 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Web Design
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) VB6
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VBScript
2 4 (28.57%) VB
2 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) MCDBA
4 5 (35.71%) MCP
4 5 (35.71%) MCAD
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (21.43%) MCPD
6 1 (7.14%) ISEB
6 1 (7.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 3 (21.43%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
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