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 30 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.

Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 627 598
Contract jobs citing MCAD 0 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.024% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 17
Median daily rate - £600 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +65.51%  
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

MCAD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for MCAD.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) MCSD
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) OOD
3 5 (71.43%) OO
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) NUnit
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) MCTS
3 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (71.43%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (71.43%) Moq
3 5 (71.43%) Entity Framework
3 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
3 5 (71.43%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (71.43%) Relational Database

MCAD
Co-occurring 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 1 (14.29%) SAS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Teamcenter
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) Moq
1 5 (71.43%) NUnit
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
1 5 (71.43%) C# .NET Developer
1 5 (71.43%) C# Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Entity Framework
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 5 (71.43%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (14.29%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Dependency Injection
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) OO
1 5 (71.43%) OOD
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSD
3 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 5 (71.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Alterian