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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 630 627 625
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MCAD 11 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.020% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.095% 0.10% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Median daily rate £650 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £340 -
% change year-on-year
+91.17% -
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
11575 10524 10430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.55% 19.42% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7191 6014 6089
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 540 539
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 25 May 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 8 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 25 May 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 -13 11 £650 +91.17% 1
South West - 4 £650 -
South East -10 3 £400 +33.89%
Berkshire - 3 £400 -
London 0 2 £488 -2.50%
Reading - 2 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 20 (90.91%) .NET
3 19 (86.36%) MCTS
4 18 (81.82%) MCSD
5 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
5 17 (77.27%) C#
5 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
6 16 (72.73%) HTML
6 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
6 16 (72.73%) XML
7 15 (68.18%) CSS
7 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
7 15 (68.18%) Migration
8 14 (63.64%) Workflow
8 14 (63.64%) MCITP
8 14 (63.64%) InfoPath
8 14 (63.64%) jQuery
8 14 (63.64%) PowerShell
8 14 (63.64%) Visual Studio
8 14 (63.64%) VBScript
8 14 (63.64%) Security Auditing
9 13 (59.09%) IIS
9 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
10 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
11 7 (31.82%) Windows
12 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (22.73%) Military

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 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
2 13 (59.09%) IIS
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.55%) CMS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) InfoPath
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Aareon QL
1 1 (4.55%) Academy Housing
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (4.55%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (4.55%) OPENHousing
1 1 (4.55%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
1 3 (13.64%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Burp Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) JMeter
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (22.73%) Military
2 2 (9.09%) French Language
2 2 (9.09%) German Language
2 2 (9.09%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Administrator
3 8 (36.36%) SharePoint Administrator
3 8 (36.36%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Architect
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) HTML
2 16 (72.73%) XML
3 15 (68.18%) CSS
4 14 (63.64%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) ADO.NET
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.55%) AppFabric
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.55%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) JDBC
6 1 (4.55%) JNDI
6 1 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) JSP
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware
6 1 (4.55%) Servlets
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) Struts
6 1 (4.55%) Web Services
6 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Conversion
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Migration
2 14 (63.64%) Security Auditing
2 14 (63.64%) Workflow
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Information Management
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) EAI
7 1 (4.55%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 17 (77.27%) C#
2 17 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 14 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 14 (63.64%) VBScript
4 2 (9.09%) C
4 2 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (86.36%) MCTS
3 18 (81.82%) MCSD
4 14 (63.64%) MCITP
5 13 (59.09%) Security Cleared
6 12 (54.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) MCPD
8 3 (13.64%) MCSE
9 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (4.55%) CISSP
9 1 (4.55%) MCP
9 1 (4.55%) MCSA
9 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Aareon
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.55%) Capita
2 1 (4.55%) Civica
2 1 (4.55%) Cognos
2 1 (4.55%) EPiServer
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Hummingbird
2 1 (4.55%) Kypera
2 1 (4.55%) Northgate
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Orchard