The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 19 -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.84% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £303
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +40.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MCSD
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.58% 15.97% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 17
Average daily rate £325 £260 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.10 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% -1.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Cannock - - - -
Stafford - - - -
MCSD
West Midlands