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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 256 260 243
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing MCSD 9 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.032% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
2485 2337 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.89% 24.81% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1326 1198
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 122 100
Median hourly rate £28.90 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.10% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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
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 June 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 +7 8 £363 -3.33%
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (81.82%) MS Excel
4 17 (77.27%) CSS
4 17 (77.27%) Windows
4 17 (77.27%) MCSE
5 15 (68.18%) MCSA
5 15 (68.18%) Degree
5 15 (68.18%) Computer Science
5 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
6 14 (63.64%) Presales
6 14 (63.64%) Mentoring
7 13 (59.09%) Public Cloud
7 13 (59.09%) Software-Defined Networking
7 13 (59.09%) Load Balancing
7 13 (59.09%) IPsec
7 13 (59.09%) Workflow
7 13 (59.09%) TCP/IP
7 13 (59.09%) VPN
7 13 (59.09%) DNS
7 13 (59.09%) IPv6
7 13 (59.09%) DHCP
7 13 (59.09%) HTTP
8 12 (54.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 12 (54.55%) .NET
8 12 (54.55%) Marketing
8 12 (54.55%) Process Improvement
9 11 (50.00%) XML
10 10 (45.45%) C#
10 10 (45.45%) PowerShell

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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) InfoPath
3 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Office 365
3 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) DHCP
1 13 (59.09%) DNS
1 13 (59.09%) HTTP
1 13 (59.09%) IPsec
1 13 (59.09%) IPv6
1 13 (59.09%) Software-Defined Networking
1 13 (59.09%) TCP/IP
1 13 (59.09%) VPN
2 6 (27.27%) BGP
3 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) Big Data
3 2 (9.09%) Datazen
3 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (9.09%) PowerPivot
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (54.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Support Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Network Support
2 7 (31.82%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Systems Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) CSS
2 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 11 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.09%) ADO
5 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 2 (9.09%) Autofac
5 2 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 2 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) ODBC
5 2 (9.09%) OLE
5 2 (9.09%) OLE DB
5 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (9.09%) XML Schema
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Computer Science
2 13 (59.09%) Public Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Mentoring
1 14 (63.64%) Presales
2 13 (59.09%) Load Balancing
2 13 (59.09%) Workflow
3 12 (54.55%) Process Improvement
4 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Analytics
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 2 (9.09%) Information Management
7 2 (9.09%) Memory Management
7 2 (9.09%) Open Source
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (4.55%) Security Auditing
8 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C#
1 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 9 (40.91%) VBScript
3 8 (36.36%) C
3 8 (36.36%) C++
4 6 (27.27%) VB
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (9.09%) R
6 2 (9.09%) Scala
6 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) MCSE
3 15 (68.18%) Degree
3 15 (68.18%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) MCAD
4 1 (4.55%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCTS
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) NetScout