The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCAD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 612 624
Contract jobs citing MCAD 0 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.022% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.10% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £481 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £413 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MCAD is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8372 10714 9436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5025 6772 5597
Median daily rate £436 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 377 473
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

MCAD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCAD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCAD in England

MCAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCAD in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCAD in England

MCAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCAD in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCAD in England