Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCSD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 629 600 623
Rank change year-on-year -29 +23 -22
Contract jobs citing MCSD 6 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.013% 0.042% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.076% 0.25% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
London median daily rate £425 £545 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.02% +55.99% -6.83%
10th Percentile £288 £326 £229
90th Percentile £488 £586 £480
England median daily rate £525 £488 £388
% change year-on-year +7.69% +25.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7871 7753 7497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.71% 17.16% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5243 5015 4949
London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.03 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -3.85% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.30 £12.02
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

MCSD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSD in London

MCSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSD in London

MCSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSD in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSD in London

MCSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSD 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London 0 1 £425 -7.10%
MCSD
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for MCSD.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) MCPD
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow

MCSD
Co-occurring 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Dutch Language
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) French Language
1 1 (16.67%) German Language
1 1 (16.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Development Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) WAP
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) SUSE
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
1 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (16.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (16.67%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Sophos
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec