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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 404 420 413
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSD 11 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.032% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.21% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +30.76%
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
3685 3747 3772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.30% 14.95% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2409 2384 2255
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 88 140
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 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
City of London +23 1 - - 1
Croydon - - - -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) .NET
3 19 (73.08%) C#
3 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
4 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 16 (61.54%) ASP.NET
5 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 13 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 12 (46.15%) Visual Studio
8 11 (42.31%) HTML
8 11 (42.31%) Degree
9 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (34.62%) MVC
9 9 (34.62%) Finance
10 8 (30.77%) CSS
10 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (30.77%) WCF
10 8 (30.77%) jQuery
11 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
11 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
11 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (23.08%) XSLT
11 6 (23.08%) CRM
11 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (19.23%) TDD
12 5 (19.23%) MCSE
12 5 (19.23%) Web Services
12 5 (19.23%) XML
12 5 (19.23%) Ajax
12 5 (19.23%) MCPD

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 13 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (15.38%) MSTest
3 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Front Office
3 2 (7.69%) Advertising
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Architect
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Front Office Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Architect
5 3 (11.54%) C# Architect
6 2 (7.69%) CRM Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (84.62%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 11 (42.31%) HTML
4 8 (30.77%) CSS
4 8 (30.77%) WCF
4 8 (30.77%) jQuery
5 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 6 (23.08%) XSLT
6 5 (19.23%) Web Services
6 5 (19.23%) XML
6 5 (19.23%) Ajax
6 5 (19.23%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (15.38%) Unity DI Container
7 4 (15.38%) WPF
7 4 (15.38%) MDX
7 4 (15.38%) Middleware
7 4 (15.38%) WinForms
8 3 (11.54%) WF
8 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Visualisation
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 4 (15.38%) Derivative
1 4 (15.38%) Grid Computing
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) MVC
2 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 6 (23.08%) CRM
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) TDD
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
4 4 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 4 (15.38%) Workflow
4 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Stress Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Greeks
6 2 (7.69%) Document Management
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 16 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) VBA
3 4 (15.38%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (42.31%) Degree
3 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 5 (19.23%) MCPD
4 4 (15.38%) MCAD
5 3 (11.54%) MCTS
6 2 (7.69%) MCP
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) MCDBA
7 1 (3.85%) ISEB
7 1 (3.85%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) DevExpress
2 4 (15.38%) Infragistics
3 2 (7.69%) Infor