Period
to 15 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MCPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 May 2021 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 Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank - 629 853
Contract jobs citing MCPD 0 6 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK - 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.052% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) - £415 £510
Median % change year-on-year - -18.63% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £415 £510
% change year-on-year - -18.63% +40.69%

MCPD 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,782 11,470 17,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.61% 22.97% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,696 7,364 10,971
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
25th Percentile £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.06% +4.44%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £563
90th Percentile £655 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 461 737
10th Percentile £14.52 £14.75 £12.82
25th Percentile £20.50 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.67% - +39.53%
75th Percentile £51.56 £49.19 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.10% -7.27% +26.55%

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCPD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MCPD.

Daily rate trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MCPD.

Hourly rate trend for MCPD in the UK