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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 57 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.17% - 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% - 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £323
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +31.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
177 134 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.26% 28.27% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 79 45
Average daily rate £375 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.54 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.78% +7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
Newport - 1 £350 -
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
MCSD
Wales

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Java SE
2 3 (75.00%) Apache FOP
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) XSLT
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Java SE
2 3 (75.00%) Apache FOP
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XSD
2 3 (75.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft