Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 817 856
Rank change year-on-year -12 +39 -46
Contract jobs citing MCSD 17 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.048% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.23% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 8
England median daily rate £500 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +16.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £323 £277
90th Percentile £588 £585 £502
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +8.82% +9.68% +3.33%
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 17761 20221 20833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.55% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 12588 12660
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 780 1002
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 November 2017. 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
London -18 6 £425 -21.30% 1
North of England +54 4 £575 +74.24% 2
Midlands +29 3 - -
Yorkshire +30 2 £575 +35.29% 1
North West +24 2 £263 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +23 2 - -
South East -1 2 £550 +25.71%
East of England - 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
MCSD
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (47.06%) MCSE
5 7 (41.18%) .NET
6 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
6 6 (35.29%) IaaS
6 6 (35.29%) Degree
7 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
7 5 (29.41%) C#
7 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 5 (29.41%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) MVC
8 4 (23.53%) Workflow
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) SOA
8 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
8 4 (23.53%) Office 365
8 4 (23.53%) REST
8 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
9 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (17.65%) PaaS
9 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (17.65%) MCPD
9 3 (17.65%) Computer Science

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 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (35.29%) IaaS
3 4 (23.53%) Office 365
4 3 (17.65%) PaaS
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Dutch Language
2 2 (11.76%) French Language
2 2 (11.76%) German Language
2 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Azure Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Information Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (23.53%) REST
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.76%) JSON
5 2 (11.76%) SOAP
5 2 (11.76%) WCF
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) RESTful
6 1 (5.88%) WAP
6 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) SUSE
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) SOA
2 4 (23.53%) Workflow
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (47.06%) MCSE
3 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (17.65%) MCP
4 3 (17.65%) MCPD
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (5.88%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.88%) OCP
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) Nintex
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec