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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 586 529 571
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +42
Contract jobs citing MCAD 2 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.056% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.31% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 22 10
Average daily rate £400 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11009 8703 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.54% 18.21% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6226 4603 5411
Average daily rate £375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 484 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -43 2 £400 - 22
England -60 2 £400 - 41
Westminster - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 5
North West - - - - 3
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 4
Basildon - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
Caterham - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
Exeter - - - - 1
Horsham - - - -
Hull - - - - 1
Lincoln - - - - 1
Ludlow - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - - 3
Nottingham - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) MCSD
3 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (61.54%) XML
5 7 (53.85%) Web Services
5 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
6 6 (46.15%) Windows
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (38.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (38.46%) Web Development
7 5 (38.46%) Degree
7 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
7 5 (38.46%) Data Migration
7 5 (38.46%) MCP
7 5 (38.46%) CRM
7 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (38.46%) Migration
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
8 4 (30.77%) DOM
8 4 (30.77%) HTML
8 4 (30.77%) CSS

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
2 5 (38.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Legal
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) CRM Developer
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) ASP.NET
3 8 (61.54%) XML
4 7 (53.85%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) DOM
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) SOAP
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) XSLT
7 2 (15.38%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (7.69%) Middleware
8 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
8 1 (7.69%) LINQ
8 1 (7.69%) MonoRail
8 1 (7.69%) jQuery
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Conversion
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) CESG
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
1 5 (38.46%) Web Development
1 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Data Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) System Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Release Management
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) OOD
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) B2B
5 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
3 2 (15.38%) XQuery
3 2 (15.38%) XPath
4 1 (7.69%) VB6
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) MCSD
3 5 (38.46%) MCP
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle