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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 258 249 215
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.022% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.084% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
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£375 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -14.11%
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
2489 2369 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.11% 25.76% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1166 1066
Average daily rate £375 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 81 113
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +4 1 £375 -11.76%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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%) CRM
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) MCAD
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) VB6
6 4 (28.57%) Subversion
6 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (28.57%) ClearQuest
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) IBM
6 4 (28.57%) DTS
6 4 (28.57%) ClearCase
6 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 4 (28.57%) MCP
6 4 (28.57%) XML
6 4 (28.57%) COM+
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) IIS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 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%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) DTS
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 4 (28.57%) ClearCase
1 4 (28.57%) ClearQuest
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Automotive
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (21.43%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) COM+
3 4 (28.57%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (7.14%) WCF
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
3 2 (14.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
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%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) VBScript
2 4 (28.57%) VB
2 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
2 4 (28.57%) VB6
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) MCDBA
4 5 (35.71%) MCAD
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) MCP
6 3 (21.43%) MCPD
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
7 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%) VMware