The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 16 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 for the Wales region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 63 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.41% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £463
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -18.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
195 131 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.39% 30.90% 46.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 68 105
Average daily rate £356 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £513 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.40 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Wales

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) SOAP
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) MCAD
3 5 (62.50%) Web Development
4 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (50.00%) Release Management
4 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (50.00%) System Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Data Conversion
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (50.00%) CRM
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Migration

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Project
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) CRM Developer
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
4 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (87.50%) SOAP
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) DOM
3 4 (50.00%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) NHibernate
4 3 (37.50%) Java SE
4 3 (37.50%) Apache FOP
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) WPF
4 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) DHTML
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Web Development
2 4 (50.00%) Release Management
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) System Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) EAI
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCAD
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft