Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 842 811
Rank change year-on-year +57 -31 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSD 6 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.038% 0.074% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
England median daily rate £525 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -12.82% +14.71%
10th Percentile £513 £275 £439
90th Percentile £548 £601 £805
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £488
% change year-on-year +23.53% -12.82% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,807 17,587 17,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.18% 18.69% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,630 10,404 10,555
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £260
90th Percentile £650 £630 £600
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 848 863
England median hourly rate £36.00 £22.66 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.87% -21.86% +9.43%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £61.31 £50.03 £50.40
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £22.93 £29.84
% change year-on-year +57.00% -23.14% +8.02%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in England

MCSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSD in England

MCSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSD in England

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +32 2 £525 - 4
South East +21 2 - - 1
West Midlands +21 2 £525 - 4
London +47 1 - - 3
East of England +29 1 £550 +46.67% 1
MCSD
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Military
5 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) InfoPath
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) VBScript
5 2 (33.33%) Coaching
5 2 (33.33%) Security Auditing
5 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Security Auditing
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) MCAD
3 1 (16.67%) MCPD
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle