The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 386 395 405
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing MCSD 16 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.069% 0.037% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £390 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £441 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3666 3537 3718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.79% 14.59% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2363 2162 2213
Average daily rate £425 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 124 133
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.60 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.91% +15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.65 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCSD
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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 +31 3 £600 +60.00%
Croydon - - - - 2
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (83.33%) .NET
3 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 16 (66.67%) C#
3 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (54.17%) SharePoint
4 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
5 11 (45.83%) Degree
6 10 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (41.67%) HTML
6 10 (41.67%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
8 8 (33.33%) CSS
8 8 (33.33%) WCF
8 8 (33.33%) jQuery
8 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (25.00%) XML
9 6 (25.00%) XSLT
9 6 (25.00%) CRM
9 6 (25.00%) MCSE
9 6 (25.00%) MVC
10 5 (20.83%) TDD
10 5 (20.83%) Web Services
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (20.83%) Ajax
10 5 (20.83%) MCPD
10 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (54.17%) SharePoint
2 10 (41.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) MSTest
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (83.33%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) HTML
4 8 (33.33%) WCF
4 8 (33.33%) CSS
4 8 (33.33%) jQuery
5 6 (25.00%) XML
5 6 (25.00%) XSLT
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) Ajax
7 4 (16.67%) Middleware
7 4 (16.67%) WinForms
7 4 (16.67%) WPF
7 4 (16.67%) MDX
8 3 (12.50%) WF
8 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Grid Computing
1 4 (16.67%) Derivative
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) CRM
1 6 (25.00%) MVC
1 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.83%) TDD
3 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
3 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 4 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 2 (8.33%) Greeks
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) ERP
4 2 (8.33%) Document Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.33%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C#
2 13 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) C++
3 4 (16.67%) VBA
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (45.83%) Degree
3 6 (25.00%) MCSE
4 5 (20.83%) MCPD
5 4 (16.67%) MCAD
6 3 (12.50%) MCTS
7 2 (8.33%) MCDBA
7 2 (8.33%) CISA
7 2 (8.33%) MCP
8 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Infragistics
2 4 (16.67%) DevExpress
3 2 (8.33%) Infor