The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Architect in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certified Architect over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank - - 598
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £165
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
11048 10665 9272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.92% 18.86% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 6052 5099
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 453 477
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (80.00%) PKI
2 4 (80.00%) Brocade
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Data Architecture
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) SaaS
2 4 (80.00%) PaaS
2 4 (80.00%) E-Discovery
2 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) VCAP
2 4 (80.00%) vCloud

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) SaaS
1 4 (80.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) SMTP
1 4 (80.00%) SNMP
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) SSL
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) VLAN
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) NetScaler
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (80.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (80.00%) PKI
1 4 (80.00%) Public Cloud
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) BCP
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Process Management
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TOGAF
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Data Architecture
1 4 (80.00%) E-Discovery
1 4 (80.00%) Data Analytics
1 4 (80.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) VCAP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (80.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
1 4 (80.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) CommVault
2 4 (80.00%) NetApp
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Brocade
2 4 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) SAP