The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD 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 MCSD over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 135 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.035% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £700 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £449 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +21.28%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
811 967 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.06% 29.48% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 596 578
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 67 34
Median hourly rate £35.50 £41.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.91% +17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.21 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the South West region.

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Wiltshire - 1 £700 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 11 (100.00%) XML
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Migration
2 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) Citrix
3 8 (72.73%) SAN
3 8 (72.73%) SOA
3 8 (72.73%) WSDL
3 8 (72.73%) XSD
3 8 (72.73%) Web Services
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 8 (72.73%) MCSE
3 8 (72.73%) MCSA
3 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
3 8 (72.73%) REST
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (72.73%) Docker
3 8 (72.73%) Private Cloud
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 8 (72.73%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) Xen
4 7 (63.64%) HL7
4 7 (63.64%) MODAF
4 7 (63.64%) Zachman Framework
4 7 (63.64%) TOGAF
5 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) NHS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) InfoPath
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Architect
2 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) MODAF Architect
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) REST
2 8 (72.73%) Web Services
2 8 (72.73%) WSDL
2 8 (72.73%) XSD
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Private Cloud
2 5 (45.45%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Migration
2 8 (72.73%) SOA
2 8 (72.73%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (63.64%) MODAF
3 7 (63.64%) TOGAF
3 7 (63.64%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Security Auditing
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) Information Management
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) MCSA
3 8 (72.73%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) MCAD
5 3 (27.27%) MCITP
5 3 (27.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Docker
1 8 (72.73%) Hyper-V
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (72.73%) Xen
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Citrix
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) SAP