The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 118 129
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.26% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Median daily rate - £375 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +76.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £425 £340
% change year-on-year -1.76% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

MCSD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 633 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.19% 25.83% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 318 330
Median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £284 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +26.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MCSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Berkshire

MCSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSD in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSD in Berkshire

MCSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSD in Berkshire

MCSD
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) AWS Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Architect
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware