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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 402 - 396
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSD 9 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.043% - 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 8
Average daily rate £425 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
3859 3554 3709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.25% 17.06% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2383 2330
Average daily rate £450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 79
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Ilford - 1 £375 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) MCPD
3 6 (60.00%) Web Development
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (60.00%) HTML
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (50.00%) OOP
4 5 (50.00%) XHTML
4 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) Ajax
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) WCF
4 5 (50.00%) jQuery
4 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (50.00%) StructureMap
4 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 5 (50.00%) LLBLGen Pro

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) CRM Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Trainer
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) Ajax
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (50.00%) Autofac
3 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) LLBLGen Pro
3 5 (50.00%) NHibernate
3 5 (50.00%) Ninject
3 5 (50.00%) StructureMap
3 5 (50.00%) WCF
3 5 (50.00%) XHTML
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
1 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) SUSE
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Web Development
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) OOP
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) B2B
4 1 (10.00%) Channel Management
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) EAI
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) MCPD
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) MCAD
5 1 (10.00%) MCDBA
5 1 (10.00%) MCP
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) MCT
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft