The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 579 549 563
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +14
Contract jobs citing MCPD 10 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.027% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.16% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £299 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £299 -
% change year-on-year
+10.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10438 9016 9842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.11% 17.63% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5875 4833 5081
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCPD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2014.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -13 9 £390 +30.43% 5
London - 6 £450 - 5
South East -13 2 £390 +24.80%
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Derby - - - -
Fareham - - - -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (78.95%) .NET
3 13 (68.42%) C#
4 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
5 10 (52.63%) CSS
5 10 (52.63%) MCP
5 10 (52.63%) HTML
5 10 (52.63%) MCSD
6 9 (47.37%) MCSE
6 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
7 8 (42.11%) Degree
8 7 (36.84%) Windows
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
9 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
9 6 (31.58%) WCF
10 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
10 5 (26.32%) Web Development
10 5 (26.32%) MCTS
10 5 (26.32%) MVC
10 5 (26.32%) SQL
10 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
10 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
10 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
11 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
11 4 (21.05%) MCDBA
11 4 (21.05%) CRM
11 4 (21.05%) XSLT
11 4 (21.05%) IIS
11 4 (21.05%) Clustering

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCPD 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 MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (15.79%) IBM Notes
3 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (10.53%) CRM Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Architect
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
3 10 (52.63%) CSS
3 10 (52.63%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
4 6 (31.58%) WCF
5 4 (21.05%) WPF
5 4 (21.05%) XSLT
6 3 (15.79%) WinForms
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) XML
6 3 (15.79%) XSL
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 1 (5.26%) LINQ
8 1 (5.26%) HTML5
8 1 (5.26%) CAML
8 1 (5.26%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) MVC
1 5 (26.32%) Web Development
1 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 3 (15.79%) OOD
3 3 (15.79%) OO
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) Document Management
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) MCP
2 10 (52.63%) MCSD
3 9 (47.37%) MCSE
4 8 (42.11%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) MCTS
6 4 (21.05%) MCDBA
7 3 (15.79%) MCAD
8 1 (5.26%) MCSA
8 1 (5.26%) MCITP
8 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Lotus