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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 193 209 206
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSD 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.055% 0.064% 0.032%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£344 £475 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +49.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £475 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £495 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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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
814 1135 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.86% 18.09% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 806 620
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 36
Average hourly rate £20.88 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

MCSD Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 May 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Lua
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Lua
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCAD
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP