The table below looks at the statistics for MCAD in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCAD over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 608 591 569
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Contract jobs citing MCAD 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.097% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate £418 £543 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.02% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £590 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £543 £388
% change year-on-year
-23.02% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

MCAD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCAD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCAD
Daily Rate Trend

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

MCAD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCAD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MCAD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MCAD
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England - 9 £418 - 2
South East - 5 £418 -
South West - 3 £400 -
Hampshire - 3 £414 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £400 -
Wales -14 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £425 -
London - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £400 -
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
Hook - 1 £414 -
Hereford - 1 £425 -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) MCSD
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) C#
3 11 (84.62%) CSS
3 11 (84.62%) XML
3 11 (84.62%) HTML
3 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
3 11 (84.62%) Migration
4 10 (76.92%) InfoPath
4 10 (76.92%) MCTS
4 10 (76.92%) SQL
4 10 (76.92%) Visual Studio
5 9 (69.23%) VBScript
5 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
5 9 (69.23%) Workflow
5 9 (69.23%) jQuery
5 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
5 9 (69.23%) MCITP
6 8 (61.54%) IIS
7 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
7 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
8 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
8 6 (46.15%) Military
9 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (15.38%) Degree
10 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
2 8 (61.54%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (7.69%) CMS
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (76.92%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Moq
2 1 (7.69%) MSTest
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (46.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Administrator
2 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) SharePoint Administrator
3 5 (38.46%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) CSS
2 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) XML
3 9 (69.23%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) DHTML
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Migration
2 9 (69.23%) Workflow
3 7 (53.85%) Service Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.69%) B2B
6 1 (7.69%) Channel Management
6 1 (7.69%) Content Management
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.69%) EAI
6 1 (7.69%) Information Management
6 1 (7.69%) MVVM
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) Release Management
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
4 9 (69.23%) VBScript
5 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) MCSD
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) MCTS
3 9 (69.23%) MCITP
4 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) MCP
7 1 (7.69%) MCPD
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP