The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 425 429 420
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing MCPD 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.055% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £425 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MCPD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3900 3639 3875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.97% 16.28% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2757 2344 2604
Average daily rate £450 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 88 115
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £38.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MCPD Hourly 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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wembley - 1 £425 -
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
1 11 (100.00%) MCSD
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) N-Tier
2 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 10 (90.91%) Ajax
2 10 (90.91%) Scrum
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) XHTML
2 10 (90.91%) OOP
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) T-SQL
2 10 (90.91%) NHibernate
2 10 (90.91%) Web Development
2 10 (90.91%) .NET Framework
2 10 (90.91%) Degree
2 10 (90.91%) WCF
2 10 (90.91%) jQuery
2 10 (90.91%) Time Management
2 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (90.91%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (90.91%) StructureMap
2 10 (90.91%) Entity Framework

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) CRM Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) Web Services
2 10 (90.91%) .NET Framework
2 10 (90.91%) Ajax
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 10 (90.91%) Autofac
2 10 (90.91%) Entity Framework
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) jQuery
2 10 (90.91%) LLBLGen Pro
2 10 (90.91%) NHibernate
2 10 (90.91%) Ninject
2 10 (90.91%) StructureMap
2 10 (90.91%) WCF
2 10 (90.91%) XHTML
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Inversion of Control
1 10 (90.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) CentOS
1 1 (9.09%) SUSE
1 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) MVC
1 10 (90.91%) OOP
1 10 (90.91%) Scrum
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
1 10 (90.91%) Time Management
1 10 (90.91%) Web Development
2 7 (63.64%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 10 (90.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSD
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCDBA
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft