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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 550 572 517
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -55
Contract jobs citing MCPD 26 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.008% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.040% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 7
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£450 £335 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% +8.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+56.71% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11515 10002 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 19.57% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6644 5397 4365
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 473 491
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 2015.

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 30 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 2 March 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
England -24 10 £450 +34.32% 15
East of England - 3 £450 - 1
South East - 3 £390 - 5
Ipswich - 3 £450 - 1
London - 3 £450 - 3
Suffolk - 3 £450 - 1
Worthing - 2 £380 -
West Sussex - 2 £380 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 4
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Sunderland - - - -

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
3 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 20 (66.67%) MCSD
5 19 (63.33%) DV Cleared
6 18 (60.00%) MCTS
7 17 (56.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (56.67%) MCAD
7 17 (56.67%) CRM
7 17 (56.67%) Time Management
8 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
8 16 (53.33%) Marketing
9 10 (33.33%) .NET
10 9 (30.00%) Oracle
10 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
11 8 (26.67%) Windows
12 7 (23.33%) C#
12 7 (23.33%) Internet
12 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
13 6 (20.00%) TDD
13 6 (20.00%) WinForms
13 6 (20.00%) Scrum
13 6 (20.00%) JIRA
13 6 (20.00%) WPF
13 6 (20.00%) Atlassian
13 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (20.00%) JMS

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (56.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Internet
2 6 (20.00%) AMQP
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) Intranet
4 1 (3.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (20.00%) JIRA
1 6 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
General
1 16 (53.33%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Business Analyst
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) CRM Business Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) CRM Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Developer
4 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (10.00%) Designer
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (3.33%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Architect
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Architect
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (20.00%) WPF
3 6 (20.00%) JMS
3 6 (20.00%) WinForms
4 3 (10.00%) Middleware
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (3.33%) CSS
5 1 (3.33%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) XSLT
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) CRM
2 17 (56.67%) Time Management
3 6 (20.00%) Scrum
3 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.00%) SOA
4 3 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) MVC
6 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C#
2 6 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
3 20 (66.67%) MCSD
4 19 (63.33%) DV Cleared
5 18 (60.00%) MCTS
6 17 (56.67%) MCAD
7 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) VCP4
9 2 (6.67%) MCP
9 2 (6.67%) MCSE
9 2 (6.67%) MCDBA
10 1 (3.33%) MCITP
10 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.67%) HP
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