The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 426 427 412
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing MCSD 8 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.025% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.16% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Median daily rate £538 £499 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.76% +26.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £499 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £499 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MCSD
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
3868 3681 3810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.47% 15.63% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2417 2459
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 94 113
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.17 £40.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MCSD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MCSD Daily Rate Trend in London

MCSD
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

MCSD Daily Rate Histogram in London

MCSD
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MCSD Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Degree
3 14 (77.78%) C#
3 14 (77.78%) .NET
4 12 (66.67%) Scrum
4 12 (66.67%) MCPD
4 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (66.67%) TDD
5 10 (55.56%) Web Services
6 9 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (50.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (44.44%) MVC
7 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (38.89%) HTML
8 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
8 7 (38.89%) OOP
8 7 (38.89%) XHTML
8 7 (38.89%) CRM
8 7 (38.89%) N-Tier
8 7 (38.89%) Ajax
8 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (38.89%) NHibernate
8 7 (38.89%) Web Development
8 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
8 7 (38.89%) WCF
8 7 (38.89%) jQuery
8 7 (38.89%) Time Management
8 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) C# Developer
2 7 (38.89%) CRM Developer
3 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Azure Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (11.11%) Messaging Developer
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Angular Developer
7 1 (5.56%) AWS Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Azure Architect
7 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
4 7 (38.89%) Ajax
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 7 (38.89%) Autofac
4 7 (38.89%) Entity Framework
4 7 (38.89%) HTML
4 7 (38.89%) jQuery
4 7 (38.89%) LLBLGen Pro
4 7 (38.89%) NHibernate
4 7 (38.89%) Ninject
4 7 (38.89%) StructureMap
4 7 (38.89%) WCF
4 7 (38.89%) XHTML
5 2 (11.11%) WPF
5 2 (11.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Inversion of Control
1 7 (38.89%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (66.67%) Scrum
1 12 (66.67%) TDD
2 8 (44.44%) MVC
3 7 (38.89%) CRM
3 7 (38.89%) OOP
3 7 (38.89%) Time Management
3 7 (38.89%) Web Development
4 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 5 (27.78%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (27.78%) UML
6 3 (16.67%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Investment Management
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.11%) VB
5 2 (11.11%) VB6
5 2 (11.11%) XAML
6 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) Degree
3 12 (66.67%) MCPD
4 5 (27.78%) MCAD
4 5 (27.78%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) COBIT
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) EPiServer
3 3 (16.67%) Rackspace
4 2 (11.11%) DevExpress
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