The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 566 510 568
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +58
Contract jobs citing MCSD 21 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.071% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 14
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £463
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -104 17 £438 +9.37% 49
London -27 9 £475 +18.75% 27
South East -8 8 £400 +10.34% 7
Berkshire -5 4 £313 - 2
City of London -12 3 £475 +49.01% 4
West Sussex - 3 £400 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 4
North West - - - - 3
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCSD 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 MCSD.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (77.05%) Microsoft
3 41 (67.21%) .NET
4 33 (54.10%) Windows
5 31 (50.82%) C#
6 30 (49.18%) SQL Server
7 26 (42.62%) MCSE
8 21 (34.43%) SQL
9 20 (32.79%) Degree
10 19 (31.15%) XML
11 18 (29.51%) SharePoint
12 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
12 17 (27.87%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (24.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (24.59%) Computer Science
13 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
13 15 (24.59%) Web Services
13 15 (24.59%) MS Excel
14 14 (22.95%) IIS
14 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
16 12 (19.67%) CSS
16 12 (19.67%) MCAD
16 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
17 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
17 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (18.03%) HTML
18 10 (16.39%) MCP
19 9 (14.75%) Finance

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCSD 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 MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (29.51%) SharePoint
2 15 (24.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (22.95%) IIS
4 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
5 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
7 4 (6.56%) Site Server
7 4 (6.56%) Apache
8 3 (4.92%) Lync
9 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (24.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Project
3 2 (3.28%) Mingle
4 1 (1.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) SAN
3 1 (1.64%) VoIP
3 1 (1.64%) WAN
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) VPN
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (49.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (27.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.64%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
2 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (4.92%) NUnit
6 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.64%) MSTest
7 1 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Legal
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (55.74%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) .NET Developer
4 8 (13.11%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) SQL Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (8.20%) CRM Developer
8 4 (6.56%) Designer
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Design Consultant
8 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Designer
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Applications Developer
10 2 (3.28%) C# Application Developer
10 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Architect
10 2 (3.28%) Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Architect
10 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (67.21%) .NET
2 19 (31.15%) XML
3 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
4 15 (24.59%) Web Services
5 12 (19.67%) CSS
6 11 (18.03%) HTML
7 9 (14.75%) XSLT
7 9 (14.75%) WCF
7 9 (14.75%) .NET Framework
8 7 (11.48%) XSD
8 7 (11.48%) SOAP
9 5 (8.20%) jQuery
10 4 (6.56%) CSS3
10 4 (6.56%) WPF
10 4 (6.56%) DOM
10 4 (6.56%) NHibernate
11 3 (4.92%) Ajax
11 3 (4.92%) WF
11 3 (4.92%) Java SE
11 3 (4.92%) Apache FOP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.56%) Data Conversion
3 4 (6.56%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.56%) Clustering
4 2 (3.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.64%) Tandem
5 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (54.10%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.56%) Solaris
3 4 (6.56%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Unit Testing
2 8 (13.11%) CRM
2 8 (13.11%) TDD
2 8 (13.11%) MVC
3 7 (11.48%) Asset Management
4 6 (9.84%) System Testing
4 6 (9.84%) OO
4 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
5 5 (8.20%) Migration
5 5 (8.20%) Investment Management
5 5 (8.20%) Web Development
6 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Release Management
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Management
6 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Data Validation
6 4 (6.56%) Data Governance
6 4 (6.56%) ITIL
6 4 (6.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) C#
2 21 (34.43%) SQL
3 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
5 8 (13.11%) VB
6 7 (11.48%) VB.NET
7 6 (9.84%) VBScript
8 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
9 4 (6.56%) C
9 4 (6.56%) C++
10 3 (4.92%) Java
11 2 (3.28%) XPath
11 2 (3.28%) XQuery
12 1 (1.64%) VB6
12 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (42.62%) MCSE
3 20 (32.79%) Degree
4 12 (19.67%) MCAD
5 10 (16.39%) MCP
6 9 (14.75%) MCTS
7 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.48%) MCPD
9 6 (9.84%) MCDBA
10 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (6.56%) CCNA
11 2 (3.28%) CISA
11 2 (3.28%) MCITP
12 1 (1.64%) ISEB
12 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 47 (77.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Remedy
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco
5 4 (6.56%) Sun
5 4 (6.56%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) NetApp
7 1 (1.64%) Dell
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix
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