The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West Midlands 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 119 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.050% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
422 310 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.14% 15.59% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 157 174
Average daily rate £330 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.80 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £34.45 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the West Midlands region.

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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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
Birmingham - 1 £425 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Architect
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCAD
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Facebook