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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank - 564 563
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.002% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.012% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Average daily rate
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- £165 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £165 £313
% change year-on-year
- -47.20%
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
9543 8443 9343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 17.54% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 4696 4904
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 437 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.42 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014. 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 - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Microsoft Certified Architect
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Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) DTS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Database Security
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Server Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) DTS
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Database Security
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft