The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 403 376 413
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +37
Contract jobs citing MCSD 9 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.060% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 6
Average daily rate £475 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £463
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSD
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 3 £475 +49.01% 4
Westminster - - - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (81.82%) .NET
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 12 (54.55%) C#
3 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
4 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
5 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 7 (31.82%) Asset Management
7 7 (31.82%) Degree
8 6 (27.27%) HTML
8 6 (27.27%) CSS
9 5 (22.73%) Web Services
9 5 (22.73%) XML
9 5 (22.73%) MCP
9 5 (22.73%) MCAD
9 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
9 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
9 5 (22.73%) jQuery
9 5 (22.73%) Investment Management
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (18.18%) Data Governance
10 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (18.18%) Data Validation
10 4 (18.18%) Marketing
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Architect
7 2 (9.09%) Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Specialist
8 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) XML
4 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) XSLT
5 3 (13.64%) Ajax
5 3 (13.64%) WF
6 2 (9.09%) WCF
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) CSS3
6 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (4.55%) WinForms
7 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (4.55%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Asset Management
2 5 (22.73%) Investment Management
3 4 (18.18%) Data Governance
3 4 (18.18%) Data Validation
3 4 (18.18%) CRM
3 4 (18.18%) OO
3 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) MVC
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Information Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) OOD
5 2 (9.09%) ETL
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Data Management
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (31.82%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) MCP
3 5 (22.73%) MCAD
4 3 (13.64%) MCSE
5 2 (9.09%) MCTS
5 2 (9.09%) MCDBA
5 2 (9.09%) CISA
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB
6 1 (4.55%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Dell
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix