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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Rank - - 597
Contract jobs citing MCSM 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
10886 10379 9584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.11% 20.28% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6723 5993 5160
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 491 440
Average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.61% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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