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 29 September 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 646 - 635
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCAD 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% - 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% - 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 - £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11002 11389 11484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.61% 19.64% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6807 6865 6372
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 526 486
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £46.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCAD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCAD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

MCAD Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 6 £525 - 2
London - 4 £538 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £350 - 1
South Wales - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £425 -
Cardiff - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCAD.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (78.95%) MCSD
3 14 (73.68%) .NET
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
6 11 (57.89%) C#
7 10 (52.63%) Scrum
7 10 (52.63%) MCPD
8 9 (47.37%) Degree
9 8 (42.11%) TDD
9 8 (42.11%) MCTS
9 8 (42.11%) SQL
9 8 (42.11%) MCP
10 7 (36.84%) UML
10 7 (36.84%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (36.84%) EPiServer
11 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
12 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
12 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
12 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (15.79%) Kanban
13 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
13 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (15.79%) Windows
13 3 (15.79%) C++
13 3 (15.79%) HTML
13 3 (15.79%) Oracle
13 3 (15.79%) BDD

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Aareon QL
1 1 (5.26%) Academy Housing
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.26%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (5.26%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (5.26%) OPENHousing
1 1 (5.26%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Burp Suite
1 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) JMeter
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Moq
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.53%) French Language
1 2 (10.53%) German Language
1 2 (10.53%) Portuguese Language
1 2 (10.53%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Developer
2 8 (42.11%) C# Developer
3 7 (36.84%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Angular Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) ADO.NET
3 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) JDBC
3 2 (10.53%) JNDI
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
3 2 (10.53%) JSP
3 2 (10.53%) Servlets
3 2 (10.53%) Struts
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) AppFabric
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Blog
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Scrum
3 8 (42.11%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (36.84%) UML
5 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.79%) Kanban
7 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Microservices
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) OWASP
7 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
7 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (78.95%) MCSD
3 10 (52.63%) MCPD
4 9 (47.37%) Degree
5 8 (42.11%) MCP
5 8 (42.11%) MCTS
6 2 (10.53%) MCSE
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (5.26%) CISSP
7 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) MCITP
7 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) EPiServer
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
5 1 (5.26%) Aareon
5 1 (5.26%) Alterian
5 1 (5.26%) Capita
5 1 (5.26%) Civica
5 1 (5.26%) Cognos
5 1 (5.26%) Hummingbird
5 1 (5.26%) Kypera
5 1 (5.26%) Northgate
5 1 (5.26%) Orchard
5 1 (5.26%) Siebel