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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 409 410 404
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSD 8 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.032% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.20% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Median daily rate £425 £499 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.78% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £250 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.87% +8.07%
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
3606 3547 3728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.59% 16.00% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2513 2298 2562
Median daily rate £450 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £561 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 91 119
Median hourly rate £19.25 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.94% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £14.79 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +43 1 £413 -17.29% 1
Wembley - 1 £425 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Degree
3 15 (88.24%) C#
3 15 (88.24%) .NET
4 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
4 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
5 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (76.47%) SQL
5 13 (76.47%) Relational Database
6 12 (70.59%) HTML
6 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
6 12 (70.59%) TDD
6 12 (70.59%) Scrum
6 12 (70.59%) MCPD
6 12 (70.59%) Web Development
6 12 (70.59%) .NET Framework
7 11 (64.71%) Ajax
7 11 (64.71%) NHibernate
7 11 (64.71%) WCF
7 11 (64.71%) jQuery
7 11 (64.71%) MVC
7 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
7 11 (64.71%) Web Services
7 11 (64.71%) N-Tier
7 11 (64.71%) OOP
7 11 (64.71%) XHTML
7 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 11 (64.71%) Time Management
7 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET MVC

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 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) CRM Developer
3 6 (35.29%) .NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Azure Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Messaging Developer
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Administrator
7 1 (5.88%) Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Architect
7 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Administrator
7 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
3 12 (70.59%) .NET Framework
3 12 (70.59%) HTML
4 11 (64.71%) Ajax
4 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 11 (64.71%) Autofac
4 11 (64.71%) Entity Framework
4 11 (64.71%) jQuery
4 11 (64.71%) LLBLGen Pro
4 11 (64.71%) NHibernate
4 11 (64.71%) Ninject
4 11 (64.71%) StructureMap
4 11 (64.71%) WCF
4 11 (64.71%) Web Services
4 11 (64.71%) XHTML
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Inversion of Control
1 11 (64.71%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Scrum
2 12 (70.59%) TDD
2 12 (70.59%) Web Development
3 11 (64.71%) MVC
3 11 (64.71%) OOP
3 11 (64.71%) Time Management
4 8 (47.06%) CRM
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Channel Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
4 11 (64.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) VB6
5 2 (11.76%) XAML
6 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Degree
3 12 (70.59%) MCPD
4 2 (11.76%) MCAD
5 1 (5.88%) MCP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) DevExpress
3 1 (5.88%) EPiServer