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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK / England
Rank - 604 586
Contract jobs citing MCAD 0 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.022% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 10
Median daily rate - £600 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +83.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £600 £363
% change year-on-year - +65.51%  
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 8635 10261 9623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.66% 20.92% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5425 6473 5556
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 375 428
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% +57.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCAD in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCAD in England

MCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for MCAD.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) MCSD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MS Access
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) COM+
3 2 (50.00%) VBA
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) NUnit
3 2 (50.00%) Alterian
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell

MCAD
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (50.00%) SAS
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MS Access
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Moq
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) COM+
2 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analytics
1 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOD
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSD
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Alterian