Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 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 Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 807 901 891
Rank change year-on-year +94 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing MCPD 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.001% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.024% 0.005% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median daily rate - £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% -20.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 16,998 19,578 19,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.35% 18.82% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,406 11,575 11,804
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £262 £253 £221
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 948 900
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% -4.30% -0.94%
10th Percentile £14.98 £12.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.61 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% -

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCPD in the UK

MCPD
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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
England +90 4 - -
London - 3 - -
South East - 1 - -
UK excluding London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MCPD 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 with a requirement for MCPD.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Meridio
3 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) API Development
3 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) RAD
3 2 (50.00%) DSDM
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET

MCPD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) Power Platform
1 1 (25.00%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Applications Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) API Development
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) DSDM
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) RAD
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) MCAD
4 1 (25.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Meridio
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle