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 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 62 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.43% 0.41% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 1.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£558 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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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
293 200 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.00% 27.55% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 114 69
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £461 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.08 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £25.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +2 6 £558 +71.53%
MCSD
UK

MCSD
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) CRM
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (100.00%) MCTS
1 16 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (100.00%) MCPD
1 16 (100.00%) Marketing
1 16 (100.00%) Time Management
1 16 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (100.00%) MCAD
1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) DV Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) MS Excel

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 16 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 16 (100.00%) Analyst
2 13 (81.25%) CRM Analyst
2 13 (81.25%) CRM Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) CRM
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (100.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (100.00%) MCTS
1 16 (100.00%) MCPD
1 16 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (100.00%) MCAD
1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft