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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
England / London
Rank 399 416 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 7 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.043% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Median daily rate £575 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £423 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +11.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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
3297 3934 3610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.96% 18.60% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2285 2739 2372
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 57 82
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.44 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.92% -0.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.68 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +1 2 £525 +20.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (52.94%) MCSE
5 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
6 8 (47.06%) Office 365
7 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (41.18%) CCNA
8 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) IaaS
8 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
8 6 (35.29%) MCTS
9 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (29.41%) Degree
9 5 (29.41%) C#
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
9 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 5 (29.41%) Workflow
9 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (23.53%) PMP
10 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
10 4 (23.53%) CA
10 4 (23.53%) DMZ

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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (11.76%) EPiServer
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (47.06%) Office 365
3 6 (35.29%) IaaS
4 4 (23.53%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DMZ
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.76%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Moq
1 2 (11.76%) NUnit
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Azure Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) ICT Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) OAuth
1 4 (23.53%) SAML
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
2 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (11.76%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
1 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
2 5 (29.41%) Workflow
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Metadata Management
3 4 (23.53%) Operations Management
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (11.76%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Presales
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) UML
6 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 7 (41.18%) CCNA
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) MCTS
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (23.53%) MCAD
6 4 (23.53%) MCP
6 4 (23.53%) PMI Certification
6 4 (23.53%) PMP
7 3 (17.65%) MCSA
8 2 (11.76%) MCPD
9 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
3 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) CA
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Sophos
5 2 (11.76%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) Sage
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