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 21 February 2017 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / South East
Rank 232 239 257
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs citing MCSD 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.053% 0.15% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.55% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Median daily rate £425 £414 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.78% +6.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £418 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.77% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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
2185 2373 2582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.69% 27.65% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1415 1244
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 102
Median hourly rate £23.19 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.46% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex - 3 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
5 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Avaya
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
2 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Azure DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V Architect
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) CRM
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 2 (28.57%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) SAP