The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
South East / West Sussex
Rank 61 65 57
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8  
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.57% 0.17% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.05% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £463 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.62% +2.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £425 £340
% change year-on-year -1.76% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 149 95 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 28.49% 15.86% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 57 78
Median daily rate £413 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.82 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £17.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing MCSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in West Sussex

MCSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSD in West Sussex

MCSD
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +10 3 £463 +15.62%
MCSD
South East

MCSD
Top 17 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 4 (100.00%) CRM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Matrix Organization

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Azure DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) CRM
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft