The table below looks at the statistics for MCPD in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 654 647 623
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -24
Contract jobs citing MCPD 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.004% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.018% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £425 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £410 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 - £330
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11467 10977 10650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 19.22% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7165 6577 6018
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 545 472
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £51.17 £44.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCPD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCPD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCPD within the UK.

MCPD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCPD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

MCPD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCPD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCPD within the UK.

MCPD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MCPD
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England +3 7 £425 -5.55% 1
London +2 5 £525 +16.66% 1
Reading - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
South East - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCPD.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (93.75%) .NET
3 14 (87.50%) Degree
4 13 (81.25%) MCSD
5 12 (75.00%) C#
5 12 (75.00%) Scrum
5 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (75.00%) TDD
6 10 (62.50%) SQL
6 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
7 9 (56.25%) MCAD
8 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (50.00%) MVC
9 7 (43.75%) XHTML
9 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
9 7 (43.75%) CRM
9 7 (43.75%) N-Tier
9 7 (43.75%) HTML
9 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
9 7 (43.75%) OOP
9 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
9 7 (43.75%) Web Services
9 7 (43.75%) Ajax
9 7 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (43.75%) NHibernate
9 7 (43.75%) Web Development
9 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
9 7 (43.75%) WCF
9 7 (43.75%) jQuery

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) French Language
1 2 (12.50%) German Language
1 2 (12.50%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) CRM Developer
3 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
2 7 (43.75%) Ajax
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 7 (43.75%) Autofac
2 7 (43.75%) Entity Framework
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) jQuery
2 7 (43.75%) LLBLGen Pro
2 7 (43.75%) NHibernate
2 7 (43.75%) Ninject
2 7 (43.75%) StructureMap
2 7 (43.75%) WCF
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) XHTML
3 3 (18.75%) ADO.NET
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Inversion of Control
1 7 (43.75%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (75.00%) Scrum
1 12 (75.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) CRM
3 7 (43.75%) OOP
3 7 (43.75%) Time Management
3 7 (43.75%) Web Development
4 5 (31.25%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
4 5 (31.25%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Content Management
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Degree
3 13 (81.25%) MCSD
4 9 (56.25%) MCAD
5 5 (31.25%) MCP
6 4 (25.00%) MCTS
7 3 (18.75%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) EPiServer