The table below looks at the statistics for MCSM in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSM over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank - 558 526
Contract jobs citing MCSM 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.033% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10220 9096 8066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.13% 18.69% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5946 4944 4255
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 427 565
Average hourly rate £19.35 £18.55 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -19.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

MCSM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCSM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSM within the UK.

MCSM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCSM
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 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 - - - -
England - - - - 2