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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 621 608 572
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -36
Contract jobs citing MCPD 4 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.014% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.036% 0.076% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£431 £270 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.72% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £270 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £270 £318
% change year-on-year
+36.57% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 7 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 28 August 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 -15 4 £431 +59.72% 3
London +15 2 £450 - 2
City of London - 2 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 £463 - 1
North West - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £463 - 1

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
5 5 (45.45%) UML
5 5 (45.45%) SOA
5 5 (45.45%) Retail
5 5 (45.45%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
6 4 (36.36%) Middleware
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) J2EE
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) TDD
8 2 (18.18%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 2 (18.18%) WCF
8 2 (18.18%) Atlassian
8 2 (18.18%) jQuery
8 2 (18.18%) JIRA
8 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) AMQP
8 2 (18.18%) JMS

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) AMQP
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
2 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) JMS
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) WCF
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) UML
1 5 (45.45%) SOA
1 5 (45.45%) Zachman Framework
1 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Content Management
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Atlassian