The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 144 - 117
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.060% - 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £438 - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £449 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.29% +21.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MCSD
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
663 450 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.04% 18.06% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 251 224
Median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 27
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.44 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +46.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.06 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

MCSD Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 £500 - 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) MCAD
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) InfoPath
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Yammer
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) Security Auditing
3 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Collaboration Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Security Auditing
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCAD
2 2 (66.67%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft