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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
UK
Rank 568 606 606
Rank change year-on-year
+38 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 14 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.041% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.20% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 1
Median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% -0.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.78% -2.70%
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
8942 10670 10380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.31% 21.00% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5705 6477 6069
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 498 488
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.12%

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 21 January 2017.

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 13 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +16 13 £425 +0.39% 6
London +11 5 £630 +48.23% 1
South East +9 4 £425 +1.77% 1
West Sussex - 3 £425 -
South West +12 2 - - 2
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Crawley - 2 £425 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
City of London - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Gatwick - 1 £425 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
3 20 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
5 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (35.71%) C#
5 15 (35.71%) MCSE
6 14 (33.33%) .NET
6 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 13 (30.95%) Windows
7 13 (30.95%) Degree
8 12 (28.57%) MCAD
9 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
9 11 (26.19%) TOGAF
9 11 (26.19%) MCTS
10 10 (23.81%) SQL
11 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
11 9 (21.43%) ITIL
11 9 (21.43%) Web Services
11 9 (21.43%) CCNA
11 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (21.43%) TDD
11 9 (21.43%) MVC
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (19.05%) Citrix
12 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
12 8 (19.05%) MCP
12 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
12 8 (19.05%) Office 365

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 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 2 (4.76%) SAS
4 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.05%) IaaS
2 8 (19.05%) Office 365
3 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (11.90%) PaaS
5 4 (9.52%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (4.76%) SaaS
7 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DMZ
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.76%) LAN
2 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
6 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.76%) MS Access
8 2 (4.76%) Power BI
8 2 (4.76%) PowerPivot
8 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (14.29%) Moq
2 6 (14.29%) NUnit
3 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.90%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Architect
3 9 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Azure Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Architect
6 4 (9.52%) AWS Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 9 (21.43%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 6 (14.29%) jQuery
6 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
6 5 (11.90%) Entity Framework
6 5 (11.90%) Unity DI Container
7 4 (9.52%) OAuth
7 4 (9.52%) SAML
8 3 (7.14%) HTML
9 2 (4.76%) Ajax
9 2 (4.76%) COM+
9 2 (4.76%) CSS
9 2 (4.76%) HTML5
9 2 (4.76%) RESTful
9 2 (4.76%) XML
10 1 (2.38%) WCF
10 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Blog
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) TOGAF
3 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 9 (21.43%) MVC
3 9 (21.43%) TDD
4 8 (19.05%) DevOps
5 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (14.29%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) Analytics
7 5 (11.90%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (11.90%) OO
7 5 (11.90%) OOD
8 4 (9.52%) CRM
8 4 (9.52%) Metadata Management
8 4 (9.52%) Operations Management
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (9.52%) Workflow
9 3 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) C#
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (35.71%) MCSE
3 13 (30.95%) Degree
4 12 (28.57%) MCAD
5 11 (26.19%) MCTS
6 9 (21.43%) CCNA
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (19.05%) MCP
8 5 (11.90%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (11.90%) MCPD
8 5 (11.90%) MCSA
8 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
8 5 (11.90%) PMP
9 3 (7.14%) MCITP
10 2 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (4.76%) MCDBA
11 1 (2.38%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) COBIT
3 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) XenServer
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (88.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) CA
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Rackspace
4 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.14%) EPiServer
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Alterian
5 2 (4.76%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Sophos
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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