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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 197 229 227
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.014% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.090% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £320
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
895 1111 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.48% 15.08% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 777 708
Average daily rate £440 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 41 38
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.74 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) Advertising
4 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (40.00%) WF
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (20.00%) DevExpress
5 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (20.00%) TeamCity

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) WF
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms
4 1 (20.00%) MDX
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (20.00%) Grid Computing
1 1 (20.00%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (20.00%) Infragistics