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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 117 117
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.34% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £353 £375
% change year-on-year +34.75% -6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 431 694 506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.58% 29.15% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 761 480
Median daily rate £450 £380 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -4.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 77 127
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Berkshire

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSD in Berkshire