The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 66 64
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 1.28% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.26% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate - £558 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +71.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
MCSD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
200 307 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.10% 39.26% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 166 115
Average daily rate £375 £409 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 12
Average hourly rate £42.29 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.25% -34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.60 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £32.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Conversion
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) CRM Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft