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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 568 552 532
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs citing MCPD 9 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.066% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
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£488 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £265 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £314 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £534 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+77.91% -3.22%
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
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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
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 29 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 27 January 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 3 £450 +50.00% 9
London -7 2 £450 +80.00% 2
North West -13 1 £450 +50.00% 1
Manchester - 1 £450 -
City of London - 1 £450 - 1
North East - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Worthing - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) DV Cleared
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) MCSD
5 6 (54.55%) CRM
5 6 (54.55%) MCAD
5 6 (54.55%) MCTS
5 6 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (54.55%) Marketing
5 6 (54.55%) Time Management
5 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (36.36%) C#
7 4 (36.36%) Java
7 4 (36.36%) .NET
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle
7 4 (36.36%) JMS
7 4 (36.36%) Internet
7 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
7 4 (36.36%) JIRA
7 4 (36.36%) Scrum
7 4 (36.36%) TDD
7 4 (36.36%) WinForms
7 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
7 4 (36.36%) AMQP
7 4 (36.36%) Hadoop

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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%) Lync
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
1 4 (36.36%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
1 4 (36.36%) Hadoop
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
1 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (54.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Business Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) CRM Business Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) CRM Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# Developer
2 4 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) JMS
1 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
1 4 (36.36%) WinForms
1 4 (36.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) CRM
2 6 (54.55%) Time Management
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) DV Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) MCSD
4 6 (54.55%) MCAD
4 6 (54.55%) MCTS
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) MCDBA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Atlassian
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