Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.14% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median daily rate - - -
Scotland median daily rate £380 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +16.92% +4.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland 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 contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 290 252 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.04% 14.10% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 118 171
Edinburgh median daily rate £381 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +12.36% -2.33%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £225
90th Percentile £538 £631 £500
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.50 £52.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.96% +240.98% -3.30%
10th Percentile £10.55 £23.40 £12.60
90th Percentile £30.75 £52.17 £17.51
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -31.43% +72.84% -31.36%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (100.00%) OOD
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (100.00%) Use Case
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (100.00%) IaaS
1 4 (100.00%) SignalR
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (100.00%) PaaS
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (50.00%) Complex Event Processing
2 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) IaaS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (100.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Redis
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Development Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Development Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Core
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) SignalR
2 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Angular 2
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) LESS
2 2 (50.00%) OAuth2
2 2 (50.00%) React
2 2 (50.00%) Sass
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (50.00%) WSDL
2 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (50.00%) Blog
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 4 (100.00%) OOD
1 4 (100.00%) OOP
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) B2B
2 2 (50.00%) B2C
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) ES6
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) TypeScript
2 2 (50.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft