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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 397 377
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.088% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.59% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 16
Average daily rate
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- £525 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £420 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
3899 3741 3371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.31% 14.97% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2716 2426 2142
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 89 108
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
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 MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 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 - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MCSD 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 MCSD.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
3 11 (73.33%) C#
3 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
5 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
5 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (46.67%) MVC
7 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (40.00%) Degree
7 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (40.00%) HTML
8 5 (33.33%) CSS
8 5 (33.33%) WCF
8 5 (33.33%) MCPD
8 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (26.67%) Unity DI Container
9 4 (26.67%) MSTest
9 4 (26.67%) Scrum
9 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (26.67%) MCAD
9 4 (26.67%) CRM
10 3 (20.00%) XSLT
10 3 (20.00%) MCTS
10 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing MCSD 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 MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) MSTest
4 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.67%) Front Office
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Architect
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Architect
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Architect
4 3 (20.00%) C# Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (13.33%) CRM Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) WCF
4 5 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (26.67%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (20.00%) XSLT
6 3 (20.00%) jQuery
7 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) XML
8 1 (6.67%) XSL
8 1 (6.67%) VML
8 1 (6.67%) Middleware
8 1 (6.67%) WinForms
8 1 (6.67%) MDX
8 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Grid Computing
2 1 (6.67%) Derivative
2 1 (6.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) CRM
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Document Management
6 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Stress Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) Greeks
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) MCPD
4 4 (26.67%) MCAD
5 3 (20.00%) MCTS
6 2 (13.33%) MCP
6 2 (13.33%) MCSE
7 1 (6.67%) MCSA
7 1 (6.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Infragistics
2 1 (6.67%) DevExpress