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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 415 430 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing MCSD 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.018% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £463 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £488
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
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
3521 3817 3925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.40% 16.92% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2291 2535 2729
Median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 64 67
Median hourly rate £26.99 £22.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.65% +36.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.17 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -6 1 £375 +87.50% 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (40.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) TOGAF
4 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) TDD
5 7 (35.00%) .NET
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) MCAD
5 7 (35.00%) MCSE
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (30.00%) CCNA
6 6 (30.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) MCP
6 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (30.00%) MCTS
6 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (30.00%) Office 365
7 5 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (25.00%) Rackspace
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) IaaS
7 5 (25.00%) Rackspace Cloud
7 5 (25.00%) MCPD
7 5 (25.00%) EPiServer

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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (30.00%) Office 365
3 5 (25.00%) IaaS
3 5 (25.00%) Rackspace Cloud
4 4 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DMZ
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) Moq
1 2 (10.00%) NUnit
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) C# Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Architect
5 3 (15.00%) AWS Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Azure Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (15.00%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Server Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (20.00%) OAuth
3 4 (20.00%) SAML
4 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (10.00%) jQuery
5 2 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (5.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) UML
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (20.00%) Metadata Management
5 4 (20.00%) Operations Management
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (15.00%) MVC
6 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) OOD
7 2 (10.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (40.00%) Degree
3 7 (35.00%) MCAD
3 7 (35.00%) MCSE
4 6 (30.00%) CCNA
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (30.00%) MCP
4 6 (30.00%) MCTS
5 5 (25.00%) MCPD
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (20.00%) PMI Certification
6 4 (20.00%) PMP
7 2 (10.00%) MCSA
8 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) COBIT
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
2 5 (25.00%) EPiServer
2 5 (25.00%) Rackspace
3 4 (20.00%) CA
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec