The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 202
Contract jobs citing MCSD 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +26.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MCSD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 475 557 769
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.32% 16.75% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 416 570
Median daily rate £475 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 18
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.89 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.49% -14.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MCSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in the City of London

MCSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCSD in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSD in the City of London

MCSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSD in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Sage
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint

MCSD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) OneDrive
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Architect
2 1 (50.00%) ERP Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sage