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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - - 115
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -14.11%
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
932 858 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.66% 28.19% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 548 363
Average daily rate £398 £375 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 44
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -9.52%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft