The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Architect in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certified Architect over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 588 - 570
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% - 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% - 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £165
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10154 9384 8450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.11% 18.65% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6152 5396 4705
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 386 436
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

Microsoft Certified Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect across the England region.

Microsoft Certified Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect across the England region.

Microsoft Certified Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 1 - -
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Certified Architect 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 Architect.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) CommVault
2 5 (83.33%) NetApp
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Dell
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) MPLS
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Process Management
2 5 (83.33%) SSL
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) SMTP
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Client/Server
2 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (83.33%) Finance

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Certified Architect 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 Architect. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
1 5 (83.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) SaaS
1 4 (66.67%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) SMTP
1 5 (83.33%) SNMP
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
1 5 (83.33%) MPLS
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) VLAN
1 5 (83.33%) NetScaler
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (66.67%) Software-Defined Networking
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Client/Server
1 5 (83.33%) PKI
1 5 (83.33%) Public Cloud
1 5 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) Process Management
1 5 (83.33%) Data Architecture
1 5 (83.33%) E-Discovery
1 5 (83.33%) Data Analytics
1 5 (83.33%) Analytics
1 5 (83.33%) TOGAF
2 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BCP
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) VCAP
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (83.33%) vSphere
1 5 (83.33%) vCloud
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Dell
2 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 5 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (83.33%) CommVault
2 5 (83.33%) NetApp
2 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Brocade
2 5 (83.33%) 3PAR
2 5 (83.33%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) SAP