The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 586 552 560
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing MCAD 7 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.031% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Average daily rate
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£390 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10442 9068 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.10% 17.77% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5891 4873 5063
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 504 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.14 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 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 25 July 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
England -39 5 £390 +25.80% 14
London +4 4 £383 -4.37% 2
West Midlands -13 1 £425 -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
Caterham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) WCF
4 5 (62.50%) MCTS
4 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (62.50%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (50.00%) Degree
6 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (37.50%) MCPD
6 3 (37.50%) jQuery
6 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) TDD
6 3 (37.50%) CRM
6 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (37.50%) HTML
6 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (37.50%) CSS
7 2 (25.00%) MCP
7 2 (25.00%) IIS
7 2 (25.00%) OO

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Lead Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (25.00%) CRM Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Architect
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
3 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
3 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSD
3 5 (62.50%) MCTS
4 4 (50.00%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) MCPD
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
7 1 (12.50%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook