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 29 June 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 640 632 619
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.038% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £500 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - -
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
11724 10585 10403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.83% 18.89% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7320 6199 5997
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 549 491
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.08% +26.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.92 £50.00 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

Microsoft Certified Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Microsoft Certified Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -7 3 £500 - 3
Chesterfield - 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 2 £500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £500 -
London 0 1 £675 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 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 Microsoft Certified Architect.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) EMC VNX
4 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) CCEE
4 2 (40.00%) CCIA
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 2 (40.00%) MCSM
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) CISSP
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA

Microsoft Certified Architect
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP
2 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) AWS Architect
2 2 (40.00%) CISSP Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Business Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (40.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CCEE
3 2 (40.00%) CCIA
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCSM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (40.00%) PMP
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) VMware