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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 598 628 595
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -33
Contract jobs citing MCSD 45 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.023% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.12% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 13
Median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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
11608 10575 10550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 18.91% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7260 6166 6122
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 549 494
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.62% +27.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 24 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 26 June 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 +34 37 £425 +6.25% 9
North East - 10 £325 - 1
South East +13 9 £400 +6.66% 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £325 - 1
Berkshire -1 8 £363 -3.33%
Scotland -3 8 £316 -
South West - 8 £638 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £318 -
Erskine - 6 £318 -
London +14 5 £425 -14.78% 4
Wiltshire - 5 £600 -
Reading -1 3 £363 -3.33%
West Midlands - 3 £438 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £500 -
Corsham - 2 £500 -
Glasgow - 2 £200 -
West Yorkshire +7 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Yorkshire -3 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Leeds -5 1 £425 +13.33%
Chippenham - 1 £700 -
Crawley - 1 £400 -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £638 -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 58 (71.60%) Microsoft
3 56 (69.14%) .NET
4 52 (64.20%) C#
5 50 (61.73%) XML
6 44 (54.32%) MCSE
7 43 (53.09%) SQL
8 41 (50.62%) JavaScript
9 40 (49.38%) Migration
10 36 (44.44%) SharePoint
10 36 (44.44%) PowerShell
11 33 (40.74%) Windows
12 32 (39.51%) Degree
13 31 (38.27%) Visual Studio
14 29 (35.80%) CSS
14 29 (35.80%) TCP/IP
15 28 (34.57%) DNS
16 27 (33.33%) IIS
16 27 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
18 25 (30.86%) HTML
19 24 (29.63%) MCSA
19 24 (29.63%) Workflow
20 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
20 23 (28.40%) Hyper-V
21 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
22 21 (25.93%) jQuery
23 20 (24.69%) Windows Server
24 19 (23.46%) MCAD
24 19 (23.46%) VBScript

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 36 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 27 (33.33%) IIS
3 6 (7.41%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.05%) 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 10 (12.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.80%) TCP/IP
2 28 (34.57%) DNS
3 15 (18.52%) SSL
4 13 (16.05%) DHCP
4 13 (16.05%) HTTP
4 13 (16.05%) IPsec
4 13 (16.05%) IPv6
4 13 (16.05%) Software-Defined Networking
4 13 (16.05%) VPN
5 10 (12.35%) SAN
6 6 (7.41%) BGP
7 2 (2.47%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.47%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.23%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.47%) Big Data
6 2 (2.47%) Datazen
6 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.47%) PowerPivot
6 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 31 (38.27%) Visual Studio
2 27 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.47%) Burp Suite
3 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.47%) JMeter
3 2 (2.47%) Maven
3 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (16.05%) Marketing
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Military
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (38.27%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) SharePoint Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) Support Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) Architect
5 10 (12.35%) Consultant
6 9 (11.11%) CRM Developer
6 9 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
7 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (8.64%) Administrator
8 7 (8.64%) Network Engineer
8 7 (8.64%) Network Support
8 7 (8.64%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (7.41%) .NET Developer
9 6 (7.41%) SharePoint Administrator
10 4 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Consultant
10 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (4.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (69.14%) .NET
2 50 (61.73%) XML
3 29 (35.80%) CSS
4 25 (30.86%) HTML
5 21 (25.93%) jQuery
6 19 (23.46%) Web Services
7 16 (19.75%) ASP.NET
8 12 (14.81%) .NET Framework
9 11 (13.58%) Autofac
9 11 (13.58%) Entity Framework
10 9 (11.11%) Ajax
10 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 9 (11.11%) LLBLGen Pro
10 9 (11.11%) NHibernate
10 9 (11.11%) Ninject
10 9 (11.11%) REST
10 9 (11.11%) StructureMap
10 9 (11.11%) WCF
10 9 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.05%) Public Cloud
3 11 (13.58%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (12.35%) Private Cloud
5 9 (11.11%) N-Tier
6 5 (6.17%) NHS
7 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.47%) Wiki
9 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.23%) Data Conversion
9 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.74%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) 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 40 (49.38%) Migration
2 24 (29.63%) Workflow
3 22 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.52%) Presales
5 14 (17.28%) Mentoring
6 13 (16.05%) Load Balancing
6 13 (16.05%) Scrum
7 12 (14.81%) Process Improvement
7 12 (14.81%) TDD
7 12 (14.81%) Web Development
8 11 (13.58%) Security Auditing
9 10 (12.35%) CRM
9 10 (12.35%) MVC
10 9 (11.11%) OOP
10 9 (11.11%) Time Management
11 8 (9.88%) SOA
11 8 (9.88%) TOGAF
11 8 (9.88%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (8.64%) MODAF
12 7 (8.64%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 52 (64.20%) C#
2 43 (53.09%) SQL
3 41 (50.62%) JavaScript
4 36 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 19 (23.46%) VBScript
6 11 (13.58%) C++
6 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
7 10 (12.35%) C
7 10 (12.35%) VB
8 4 (4.94%) Java
8 4 (4.94%) Python
9 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.47%) R
10 2 (2.47%) Scala
10 2 (2.47%) VB6
10 2 (2.47%) XAML
11 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (54.32%) MCSE
3 32 (39.51%) Degree
4 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
5 24 (29.63%) MCSA
6 19 (23.46%) MCAD
7 14 (17.28%) MCTS
8 12 (14.81%) MCPD
9 11 (13.58%) MCITP
10 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
10 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.70%) MCP
12 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.23%) CISSP
12 1 (1.23%) HND
12 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) HL7
2 3 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) Hyper-V
2 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
3 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.88%) Docker
4 8 (9.88%) Xen
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (71.60%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.35%) VMware
3 8 (9.88%) Citrix
4 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.94%) HP
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle
6 2 (2.47%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.47%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.47%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.47%) Remedy
7 1 (1.23%) NetScout
7 1 (1.23%) SAP
7 1 (1.23%) Siebel
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