The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 426 405 404
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing MCAD 2 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.055% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 12
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£375 £450 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +37.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £280
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00
MCAD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3878 3790 3740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.74% 14.96% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2622 2444 2313
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 82 123
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £11.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £46.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - -
MCAD
England

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) MCSD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) MCPD
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 2 (50.00%) CRM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCPD
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft