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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 149 - 102
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCPD 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% - 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% - 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£463 - £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £270 £318
% change year-on-year
+36.57% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MCPD
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
974 898 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.12% 28.40% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 570 356
Average daily rate £400 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 34 54
Average hourly rate £41.24 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £19.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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

MCPD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Wiltshire - 1 £463 - 1
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (100.00%) Migration

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing MCPD 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 MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
1 1 (100.00%) BizTalk Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft