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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
Rank 594 610 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing MCAD 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.016% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.076% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £414 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £414 -
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
9129 10493 10262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.39% 21.03% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5787 6368 6017
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 498 495
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +93.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

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
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 2 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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) MCSD
3 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) TDD
5 8 (61.54%) Degree
6 7 (53.85%) MVC
6 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
6 7 (53.85%) SQL
7 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
7 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
7 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
7 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (46.15%) NUnit
7 6 (46.15%) MCTS
7 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (46.15%) Moq
7 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
8 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
8 5 (38.46%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
8 5 (38.46%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
8 5 (38.46%) jQuery
8 5 (38.46%) QA
8 5 (38.46%) Selenium
8 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
8 5 (38.46%) OO

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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) MS Access
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Moq
1 6 (46.15%) NUnit
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) .NET Developer
2 9 (69.23%) C# Developer
3 8 (61.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
5 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Angular Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Media Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (15.38%) COM+
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Blog
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) MVC
3 5 (38.46%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) OOD
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (23.08%) UML
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Business Analytics
7 1 (7.69%) BDD
7 1 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) Data Management
7 1 (7.69%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) PLM
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
7 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) MCSD
3 8 (61.54%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) MCTS
5 4 (30.77%) MCP
6 3 (23.08%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) EPiServer
3 2 (15.38%) Alterian