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 22 February 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
UK
Rank 593 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCSM 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £145 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
9431 11056 10383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.79% 21.26% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6086 6855 5939
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 450 488
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

MCSM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCSM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSM within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 1 £145 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
England - 1 £145 -

MCSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCSM.

1 12 (100.00%) MS Office
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) MCSA
1 12 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 12 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Apple
1 12 (100.00%) Internet
1 12 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 12 (100.00%) Change Management
1 12 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 12 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 12 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
1 12 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 12 (100.00%) ACTC
1 12 (100.00%) ACHDS
1 12 (100.00%) ACDT
1 12 (100.00%) MCDST
1 12 (100.00%) Time Management
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 12 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 12 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 8 (66.67%) LAN

MCSM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (100.00%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 12 (100.00%) Internet
1 12 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (58.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (41.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
4 3 (25.00%) Desktop Team Leader
4 3 (25.00%) IMAC Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Support
4 3 (25.00%) Support Team Leader
4 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 12 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 12 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Change Management
1 12 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 12 (100.00%) Time Management
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ACDT
1 12 (100.00%) ACHDS
1 12 (100.00%) ACTC
1 12 (100.00%) MCDST
1 12 (100.00%) MCP
1 12 (100.00%) MCSA
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
2 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Apple
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Lotus
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle