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 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
Rank 566 560 513
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -47
Contract jobs citing MCAD 21 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.012% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.060% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 17
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£525 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+35.48% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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
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 March 2015.

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 25 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 3 March 2015. 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 -5 5 £320 -11.72% 8
Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
South East - 1 £425 - 2
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
London - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Romford - - - -
Towcester - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) MCSD
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (80.95%) MCTS
3 17 (80.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (80.95%) MCPD
3 17 (80.95%) CRM
3 17 (80.95%) Time Management
4 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
4 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
4 16 (76.19%) Marketing
5 13 (61.90%) DV Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) VCP4
6 5 (23.81%) MVC
6 5 (23.81%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) jQuery
8 3 (14.29%) JSON
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 2 (9.52%) SQL
9 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
9 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (9.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.76%) MSBuild
General
1 16 (76.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Business Analyst
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) CRM Business Analyst
2 13 (61.90%) CRM Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
2 4 (19.05%) jQuery
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (9.52%) LINQ
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (80.95%) CRM
2 17 (80.95%) Time Management
3 5 (23.81%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 1 (4.76%) Web Development
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) MCSD
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (80.95%) MCTS
2 17 (80.95%) MCPD
3 16 (76.19%) SC Cleared
3 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
4 13 (61.90%) DV Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) VCP4
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft