Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 246 267
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSD 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.014% 0.030% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
City of London median daily rate £425 £458 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +30.95% -
10th Percentile £413 £390 £229
90th Percentile £438 £542 £480
Central London median daily rate £425 £458 £349
% change year-on-year -7.10% +30.95% -0.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central 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 contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 990 1028 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.97% 15.59% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 723 1018
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £254
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +1.60% +22.62%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.23
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £38.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year - +3.54% +7.94%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 20 November 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management

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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Development Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft