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 24 August 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 172 201 199
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.028% 0.072% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.48% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £540 £499 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
624 837 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.70% 15.15% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 605 622
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% +12.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £12.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £44.12 £32.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Rackspace
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) COBIT

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Messaging Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XML Messaging
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB6
1 1 (50.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) COBIT
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (50.00%) Rackspace