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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Rank 411 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCPD 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £299 -
% change year-on-year
+10.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3719 3534 3735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.83% 14.56% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 2151 2223
Average daily rate £420 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 122 140
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £48.00 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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
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 29 July 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
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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
Croydon - - - - 2
MCPD
England

MCPD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
3 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (62.50%) MCSD
4 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (62.50%) Degree
4 5 (62.50%) WCF
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) CRM
5 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) XSLT
6 3 (37.50%) MCP
6 3 (37.50%) MCAD
6 3 (37.50%) Web Services
6 3 (37.50%) XML
6 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (37.50%) jQuery
6 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010

MCPD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 2 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Architect
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (25.00%) XSL
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (12.50%) CAML
6 1 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ
6 1 (12.50%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Document Management
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) IT Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) MCSD
3 3 (37.50%) MCP
3 3 (37.50%) MCAD
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) MCTS
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus