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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - - 201
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
MCSD
London

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
469 779 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.95% 15.47% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 581 669
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 15
Average hourly rate £21.81 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.08 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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
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 9 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCT
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCT
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft