The first table below looks at the demand for MCAD in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCAD over the 3 months to 18 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 410 378 411
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +33
Contract jobs citing MCAD 2 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.051% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.050% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 9
Average daily rate £400 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 £350
% change year-on-year
- +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCAD
England

MCAD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MCAD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCAD
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MCAD Daily Rate Trend in London

MCAD
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MCAD Hourly Rate Trend in London

MCAD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD within the London region over the 3 months to 18 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
City of London - 1 - - 2
Westminster - 1 - -
MCAD
England

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MCSD
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) WCF
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Legal
5 2 (33.33%) OOD
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (16.67%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) XSL
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) MonoRail
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CESG
1 1 (16.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) OOD
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MCSD
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) MCPD
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft