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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank - 396 368
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.088% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.56% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 19
Average daily rate
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- £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +16.66%
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
3829 3720 3169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.82% 15.63% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2401 1983
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 130
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
3 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (70.00%) C#
4 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (60.00%) MVC
5 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (40.00%) Scrum
7 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (40.00%) HTML
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (40.00%) WCF
7 4 (40.00%) MSTest
7 4 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (30.00%) MCPD
8 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (30.00%) MCAD
8 3 (30.00%) CSS
9 2 (20.00%) MCTS
9 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (20.00%) IIS
9 2 (20.00%) CRM
9 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 2 (20.00%) Degree
9 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (40.00%) MSTest
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
3 3 (30.00%) C# Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Software Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (20.00%) CRM Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (40.00%) WCF
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (40.00%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (10.00%) XSL
6 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCAD
2 3 (30.00%) MCPD
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
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