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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 226 224
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.042% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.27% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
912 1096 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 15.18% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 756 711
Average daily rate £430 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 35
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.16 £48.00 £40.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) MDX
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) WF
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (25.00%) Advertising
4 1 (25.00%) Grid Computing
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) MDX
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) WF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Grid Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) DevExpress
2 1 (25.00%) Infragistics