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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 402 392 394
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing MCPD 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.029% 0.081% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £445
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
MCPD
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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 London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3495 3681 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.27% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 2532 1932
Average daily rate £413 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) AMQP
1 3 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) WinForms
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian