The first table below looks at the demand for MCPD in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCPD over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 410 374 416
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +42
Contract jobs citing MCPD 2 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.018% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.050% 0.12% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate - £310 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £298 £400
% change year-on-year
+34.45% -25.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4026 3332 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.62% 15.41% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2690 2001 2314
Average daily rate £410 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 111 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.79 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
MCPD
England

MCPD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCPD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCPD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCPD
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCPD across the London region.

MCPD Daily Rate Trend in London

MCPD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCPD within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 1 - -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MCPD 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 MCPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (33.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCAD
3 1 (33.33%) MCSD
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus