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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank - 611 587
Contract jobs citing MCAD 0 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.009% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.047% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate
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- £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £413 £350
% change year-on-year
- +17.85%
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
11048 10665 9272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.86% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 6052 5099
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 453 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) MCSD
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) CRM
3 5 (71.43%) Subversion
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) MCDBA
5 3 (42.86%) COM+
5 3 (42.86%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) IIS
5 3 (42.86%) VBScript
5 3 (42.86%) VB
5 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (42.86%) ClearQuest
5 3 (42.86%) IBM
5 3 (42.86%) ClearCase
5 3 (42.86%) DTS
5 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
5 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) DTS
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) QlikView
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) Subversion
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) ClearCase
3 3 (42.86%) ClearQuest
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (14.29%) Moq
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) NUnit
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) COM+
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (28.57%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) LINQ
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) ETL Development
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) DSDM
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 3 (42.86%) VB6
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSD
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCDBA
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) IBM