The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 121 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.20% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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 Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
508 322 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.26% 13.96% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 178 131
Average daily rate £370 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.55 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
West Yorkshire - - - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) MCAD
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (60.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) VCP4
3 3 (60.00%) LINQ
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) W3C

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (60.00%) LINQ
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCAD
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft