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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 211 198
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.084% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.58% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £499 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MCSD
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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
586 864 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.23% 14.60% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 632 637
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 19
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.61 £38.64 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) XAML
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) XML Messaging
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) VB6
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (100.00%) DevExpress
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database

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