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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 426 431 428
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSD 14 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.013% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.083% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Median daily rate £550 £200 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -46.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £498 £365
% change year-on-year
-17.08% +36.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
4073 3634 3858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.76% 15.75% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2584 2421 2557
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 77
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 1 £540 +170.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) C#
3 10 (52.63%) .NET
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) TDD
3 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) MCPD
3 10 (52.63%) Degree
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (42.11%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) MCP
6 7 (36.84%) MCAD
6 7 (36.84%) UML
6 7 (36.84%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
6 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
6 7 (36.84%) EPiServer
7 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) DevOps
7 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (26.32%) Rackspace Cloud
7 5 (26.32%) Rackspace
8 4 (21.05%) Office 365
8 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (21.05%) Windows
8 4 (21.05%) MVC
8 4 (21.05%) COBIT

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (26.32%) Rackspace Cloud
3 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 3 (15.79%) IaaS
4 3 (15.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) Architect
3 7 (36.84%) C# Developer
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) AWS Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (15.79%) CRM Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Azure Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Angular Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.79%) Ajax
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (15.79%) Autofac
3 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 3 (15.79%) LLBLGen Pro
3 3 (15.79%) NHibernate
3 3 (15.79%) Ninject
3 3 (15.79%) OAuth
3 3 (15.79%) SAML
3 3 (15.79%) StructureMap
3 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 3 (15.79%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (15.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (52.63%) Scrum
1 10 (52.63%) TDD
2 7 (36.84%) OOA/OOD
2 7 (36.84%) TOGAF
2 7 (36.84%) UML
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
5 3 (15.79%) Metadata Management
5 3 (15.79%) OOP
5 3 (15.79%) Operations Management
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Time Management
5 3 (15.79%) Web Development
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) Degree
2 10 (52.63%) MCPD
3 7 (36.84%) MCAD
3 7 (36.84%) MCP
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (15.79%) MCSE
4 3 (15.79%) MCTS
4 3 (15.79%) PMI Certification
4 3 (15.79%) PMP
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) EPiServer
3 5 (26.32%) Rackspace
4 3 (15.79%) CA
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix