The first table below looks at the demand for MCAD in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCAD over the 3 months to 24 April 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 England 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 563 484 552
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +68
Contract jobs citing MCAD 1 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.074% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.41% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 24 10
Average daily rate - £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £397 £350
% change year-on-year
- +13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9674 7793 9676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.46% 18.12% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5574 4183 5068
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 432 523
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
MCAD
UK

MCAD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCAD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCAD Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCAD
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCAD across the England region.

MCAD Daily Rate Trend in England

MCAD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCAD across the England region.

MCAD Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCAD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -21 1 - - 20
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
MCAD
UK

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCAD 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 MCAD.

1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSD
2 6 (85.71%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (28.57%) XPath
5 2 (28.57%) XQuery
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCAD 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 MCAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
4 1 (14.29%) XSL
4 1 (14.29%) LINQ
4 1 (14.29%) MonoRail
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) XQuery
4 2 (28.57%) XPath
5 1 (14.29%) VB6
5 1 (14.29%) VBA
5 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSD
3 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) MCTS
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle