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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank - 579 -
Contract jobs citing MCSM 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.056% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £220 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £220 -
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
11049 8997 10181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.20% 17.31% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6157 5026 5263
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 430 615
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 8 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 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Brentwood - - - -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - -
Essex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
England - - - -
East of England - - - -

MCSM
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCSM 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 MCSM.

1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) Taxonomies
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCSM 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 MCSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Project
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Support
1 2 (100.00%) Network Support
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Taxonomies
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware