The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCPD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
England / London
Rank 401 414 406
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing MCPD 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.023% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.13% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - £488
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MCPD 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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3286 3862 3535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.11% 17.56% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2227 2719 2318
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 49 82
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

MCPD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCPD in London

MCPD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCPD in London

MCPD
Top 23 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCPD 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 MCPD.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (100.00%) AMQP
1 3 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework

MCPD
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) AMQP
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) JMS
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle