The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 592 - 576
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% - 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£375 - £319
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
London - 2 £375 -
England - 2 £375 -
Manchester - - - -
North West - - - -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) DTS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Database Security
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Server Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) DTS
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Database Security
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCTS
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft