The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 52 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.39% - 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% - 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £363 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MCSD
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 184 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.78% 28.09% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 116 132
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 5
Median hourly rate £76.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+264.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £11.78 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £21.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSD across the South Wales region.

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Newport - 1 £300 -
MCSD
Wales

MCSD
Top 28 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ETL

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCAD
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft