The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 79 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs citing MCSD 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.26% 0.51% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 2.36% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
South East

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

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 127 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 17.44% 21.45% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 94 72
Average daily rate £405 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 £43.70 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% +164.84%
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 West Sussex

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Crawley - 2 £400 -
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 19 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Architect
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware