The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 195 201 224
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +23
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.056% 0.017% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.28% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
805 897 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.98% 15.43% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 626 763
Average daily rate £428 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -29.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.12 £31.67 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSD across the City of London region.

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the City of London region.

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (71.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (57.14%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (42.86%) Workflow
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) XML
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) InfoPath
6 2 (28.57%) Nintex
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (71.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) InfoPath
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) IDOL
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior SharePoint Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) ETL Development
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) DSDM
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) EAI
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Lua
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) MCAD
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Nintex
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Google