Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 544 845 894
Rank change year-on-year +301 +49 -43
Contract jobs citing MCPD 6 5 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.005% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.029% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 8,707 17,525 19,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.87% 19.10% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,203 10,651 11,470
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £638 £641 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 848 942
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +55.43% -23.13%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.65 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.88 £60.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +53.19% -24.19%

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

MCPD
Top 3 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 10 August 2020. 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 +302 6 - - 2
UK excluding London +238 6 - - 2
South East +171 6 - -

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSL
1 6 (100.00%) MCAD
1 6 (100.00%) CRM
1 6 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Migration
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) CRM Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) LINQ
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSL
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) CRM
1 6 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 6 (100.00%) Migration
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
1 6 (100.00%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCAD
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft