The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certified Master in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certified Master over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 194 218 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.014% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.091% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £510 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
902 1098 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.64% 15.50% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 743 688
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 61 39
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.49 £51.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certified Master
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Microsoft Certified Master
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certified Master Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Certified Master
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master across the City of London region.

Microsoft Certified Master Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 Microsoft Certified Master.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics

Microsoft Certified Master
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 Microsoft Certified Master. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) MDX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft