Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 Professional Developer (MCPD)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 885 885
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 -37
Contract jobs citing MCPD 6 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.032% 0.051% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
UK median daily rate £425 £538 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +24.64% -4.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £369
% change year-on-year - +1.69% -5.45%
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 18914 21681 22650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.68% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11591 13520 13652
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 861 1091
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 7 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 19 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
England +17 6 £425 -20.93% 4
UK excluding London +24 3 - - 4
London -32 3 £425 -22.73%
Midlands +29 1 - - 1
West Midlands +29 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCPD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCPD.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) MCSD
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (33.33%) AMQP
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) CSS

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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) AMQP
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) MSTest
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) JMS
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) SUSE
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSD
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle