The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MCAD qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 637 642
Contract jobs citing MCAD 0 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.022% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.10% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
UK median daily rate - £481 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9023 11739 10605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.86% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11468 16146 12734
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £248 £245 £225
90th Percentile £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1038 1097
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +16.08%  
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +24.44%  

MCAD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MCAD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCAD in the UK

MCAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCAD in the UK