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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 138 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.032% 0.080% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£220 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
943 689 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.00% 27.67% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 392 441
Average daily rate £420 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 39 62
Average hourly rate £39.00 £23.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.56% -36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
Dorset - 1 £220 - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCEA
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCEA
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
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