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 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 610 653 -
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -
Contract jobs citing MCAD 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.007% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.099% 0.035% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £438 £422 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £422 -
% change year-on-year
-22.92% -
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
10143 11402 12009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 20.60% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6394 6881 6800
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 558 563
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 3 December 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 7 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 3 December 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 +11 6 £550 +30.43% 6
Scotland - 4 £325 -
London - 4 £550 -
Glasgow - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) MCSD
3 15 (78.95%) .NET
4 14 (73.68%) C#
4 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
4 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (57.89%) TDD
6 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
6 10 (52.63%) Degree
7 9 (47.37%) SQL
8 8 (42.11%) MCTS
9 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
9 7 (36.84%) MVC
9 7 (36.84%) Scrum
10 6 (31.58%) NUnit
10 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
10 6 (31.58%) MCP
10 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
10 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
10 6 (31.58%) Selenium
10 6 (31.58%) QA
10 6 (31.58%) MCPD
10 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (31.58%) Moq
10 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
11 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
11 5 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (26.32%) Unity DI Container
11 5 (26.32%) Relational Database

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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) MS Access
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) Moq
2 6 (31.58%) NUnit
2 6 (31.58%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Burp Suite
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) .NET Developer
2 11 (57.89%) C# Developer
3 10 (52.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (26.32%) .NET Framework
3 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
3 5 (26.32%) jQuery
3 5 (26.32%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (10.53%) COM+
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) Ajax
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) JDBC
5 1 (5.26%) JNDI
5 1 (5.26%) JSP
5 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
5 1 (5.26%) Servlets
5 1 (5.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Blog
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (26.32%) OO
4 5 (26.32%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (26.32%) OOD
4 5 (26.32%) UML
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Kanban
6 2 (10.53%) PLM
6 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
7 1 (5.26%) Microservices
7 1 (5.26%) OWASP
7 1 (5.26%) Resource Allocation
7 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) VBA
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) MCSD
3 10 (52.63%) Degree
4 8 (42.11%) MCTS
5 6 (31.58%) MCP
5 6 (31.58%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) EPiServer
3 2 (10.53%) Alterian
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) Siebel