The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank - 100 124
Contract jobs citing MCPD 0 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.90% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £339 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £318 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.96% -20.62%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
925 663 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.57% 29.48% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 359 437
Average daily rate £393 £362 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -33.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCPD across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCPD
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCPD Daily Rate Trend in the South West