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 29 May 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 257 264 241
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing MCSD 14 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.084% 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £299 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.89% -25.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £244 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £369 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2518 2472 2494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.64% 25.88% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 1366 1237
Median daily rate £404 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 125 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £44.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +2 12 £350 +19.14% 1
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (80.00%) CSS
4 18 (72.00%) MS Excel
5 17 (68.00%) MCSE
5 17 (68.00%) Windows
6 16 (64.00%) .NET
7 15 (60.00%) XML
7 15 (60.00%) Workflow
7 15 (60.00%) Degree
7 15 (60.00%) Computer Science
8 14 (56.00%) Hyper-V
8 14 (56.00%) MCSA
8 14 (56.00%) C#
8 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
9 13 (52.00%) Presales
9 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
10 12 (48.00%) Load Balancing
10 12 (48.00%) VBScript
10 12 (48.00%) DHCP
10 12 (48.00%) HTTP
10 12 (48.00%) IPsec
10 12 (48.00%) IPv6
10 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
10 12 (48.00%) VPN
10 12 (48.00%) DNS
10 12 (48.00%) Public Cloud
10 12 (48.00%) Software-Defined Networking
11 11 (44.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (44.00%) Process Improvement

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 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (72.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (24.00%) InfoPath
3 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) DHCP
1 12 (48.00%) DNS
1 12 (48.00%) HTTP
1 12 (48.00%) IPsec
1 12 (48.00%) IPv6
1 12 (48.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 12 (48.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (48.00%) VPN
2 6 (24.00%) BGP
3 3 (12.00%) Kerberos
4 2 (8.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) Intranet
5 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.00%) Big Data
3 3 (12.00%) Datazen
3 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (8.00%) PowerPivot
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (44.00%) Marketing
2 4 (16.00%) Military
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Network Support
3 6 (24.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Technical Support
5 3 (12.00%) Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) CSS
2 16 (64.00%) .NET
3 15 (60.00%) XML
4 5 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.00%) ADO
5 3 (12.00%) ADO.NET
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.00%) Autofac
5 3 (12.00%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (12.00%) ODBC
5 3 (12.00%) OLE
5 3 (12.00%) OLE DB
5 3 (12.00%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (12.00%) XML Schema
6 1 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (48.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (12.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (24.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Workflow
2 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
3 13 (52.00%) Presales
4 12 (48.00%) Load Balancing
5 11 (44.00%) Process Improvement
6 8 (32.00%) Migration
7 6 (24.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (16.00%) Security Auditing
10 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
10 3 (12.00%) Memory Management
10 3 (12.00%) Open Source
10 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
11 2 (8.00%) Analytics
11 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
11 2 (8.00%) Data Management
11 2 (8.00%) Information Management
11 2 (8.00%) Project Management
11 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (48.00%) VBScript
4 9 (36.00%) C
4 9 (36.00%) C++
5 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) VB
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.00%) Java
8 3 (12.00%) Python
8 3 (12.00%) R
8 3 (12.00%) Scala
8 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (68.00%) MCSE
3 15 (60.00%) Degree
4 14 (56.00%) MCSA
5 4 (16.00%) MCAD
5 4 (16.00%) MCITP
5 4 (16.00%) MCTS
6 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) MCP
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Remedy
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) NetScout