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 24 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 104 -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.046% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
437 283 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.17% 13.10% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 163 137
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 8 25
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.05 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.69 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
MCSD
England