The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 599 601 586
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSD 52 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 15
Median daily rate £413 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £238 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £564 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
11547 10530 10603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.45% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6009 6170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 542 543
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCSD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

MCSD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MCSD
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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 +19 44 £425 +36.00% 12
South East +2 14 £400 +40.35% 2
Berkshire +5 12 £350 +64.70% 2
South West - 11 £640 - 1
Reading +2 8 £350 +64.70% 2
Scotland 0 8 £316 -29.83%
London -8 8 £425 +23.63% 5
North East - 8 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 8 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £325 - 1
Erskine -33 6 £318 -29.56%
Renfrewshire -37 6 £318 -29.56%
Wiltshire - 4 £600 -
West Midlands - 2 £550 -
Glasgow - 2 £200 -
Crawley - 2 £400 -
Corsham - 2 £500 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
City of London +32 1 £413 +20.00% 1
Wembley - 1 £425 -
Hereford - 1 £550 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £638 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD 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 MCSD.

1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (75.31%) .NET
3 59 (72.84%) Microsoft
4 58 (71.60%) C#
5 52 (64.20%) XML
6 47 (58.02%) SQL
7 43 (53.09%) JavaScript
8 42 (51.85%) MCSE
9 41 (50.62%) Migration
10 38 (46.91%) PowerShell
11 37 (45.68%) SharePoint
12 35 (43.21%) Visual Studio
13 34 (41.98%) Degree
14 33 (40.74%) CSS
15 32 (39.51%) Windows
16 29 (35.80%) Team Foundation Server
17 28 (34.57%) HTML
17 28 (34.57%) IIS
18 27 (33.33%) TCP/IP
19 26 (32.10%) DNS
19 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
19 26 (32.10%) jQuery
20 25 (30.86%) Workflow
21 24 (29.63%) SQL Server
22 22 (27.16%) VBScript
22 22 (27.16%) MCSA
22 22 (27.16%) MS Excel
22 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (25.93%) Hyper-V
24 20 (24.69%) Web Services

MCSD
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 37 (45.68%) SharePoint
2 28 (34.57%) IIS
3 6 (7.41%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (27.16%) MS Excel
2 16 (19.75%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.47%) MS Office
4 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.23%) MS Project
5 1 (1.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.17%) Office 365
3 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 26 (32.10%) DNS
3 14 (17.28%) SSL
4 12 (14.81%) DHCP
4 12 (14.81%) HTTP
4 12 (14.81%) IPsec
4 12 (14.81%) IPv6
4 12 (14.81%) Software-Defined Networking
4 12 (14.81%) VPN
5 9 (11.11%) SAN
6 6 (7.41%) BGP
7 3 (3.70%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.23%) Intranet
8 1 (1.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.70%) Big Data
6 3 (3.70%) Datazen
6 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.47%) PowerPivot
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (43.21%) Visual Studio
2 29 (35.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (13.58%) Marketing
2 5 (6.17%) Military
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) Developer
2 14 (17.28%) SharePoint Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) Support Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Consultant
6 9 (11.11%) Administrator
6 9 (11.11%) CRM Developer
6 9 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (9.88%) SharePoint Administrator
8 7 (8.64%) .NET Developer
8 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
9 6 (7.41%) Network Support
9 6 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (6.17%) SQL Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Consultant
11 4 (4.94%) Technical Support
12 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (75.31%) .NET
2 52 (64.20%) XML
3 33 (40.74%) CSS
4 28 (34.57%) HTML
5 26 (32.10%) jQuery
6 20 (24.69%) Web Services
7 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 15 (18.52%) .NET Framework
9 14 (17.28%) Autofac
9 14 (17.28%) Entity Framework
10 11 (13.58%) Ajax
10 11 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 11 (13.58%) LLBLGen Pro
10 11 (13.58%) NHibernate
10 11 (13.58%) Ninject
10 11 (13.58%) StructureMap
10 11 (13.58%) WCF
10 11 (13.58%) XHTML
11 8 (9.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Computer Science
2 14 (17.28%) Inversion of Control
3 12 (14.81%) Public Cloud
4 11 (13.58%) N-Tier
5 9 (11.11%) Private Cloud
6 4 (4.94%) NHS
7 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.47%) Wiki
8 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.23%) Data Conversion
8 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.51%) Windows
2 19 (23.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.41%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) VMS
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) Migration
2 25 (30.86%) Workflow
3 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.28%) Mentoring
4 14 (17.28%) Scrum
4 14 (17.28%) Security Auditing
4 14 (17.28%) Web Development
5 13 (16.05%) Presales
5 13 (16.05%) TDD
6 12 (14.81%) Load Balancing
6 12 (14.81%) MVC
7 11 (13.58%) OOP
7 11 (13.58%) Process Improvement
7 11 (13.58%) Time Management
8 9 (11.11%) CRM
9 7 (8.64%) SOA
10 6 (7.41%) MODAF
10 6 (7.41%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.41%) TOGAF
10 6 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 58 (71.60%) C#
2 47 (58.02%) SQL
3 43 (53.09%) JavaScript
4 38 (46.91%) PowerShell
5 22 (27.16%) VBScript
6 14 (17.28%) T-SQL
7 11 (13.58%) C
8 10 (12.35%) C++
8 10 (12.35%) VB
9 6 (7.41%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.70%) Java
10 3 (3.70%) Python
10 3 (3.70%) R
10 3 (3.70%) Scala
11 2 (2.47%) VB6
11 2 (2.47%) XAML
12 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (51.85%) MCSE
3 34 (41.98%) Degree
4 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
5 22 (27.16%) MCSA
6 17 (20.99%) MCAD
7 14 (17.28%) MCITP
7 14 (17.28%) MCTS
8 12 (14.81%) DV Cleared
8 12 (14.81%) MCPD
9 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.47%) MCP
11 1 (1.23%) HND
11 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) HL7
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 21 (25.93%) Hyper-V
2 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
3 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.64%) Docker
4 7 (8.64%) Xen
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (13.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (72.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) VMware
3 7 (8.64%) Citrix
4 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.94%) HP
6 3 (3.70%) Oracle
6 3 (3.70%) Remedy
7 2 (2.47%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.23%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.23%) NetScout
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