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 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
UK
Rank 597 625 626
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.054% 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £850 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £475 -
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
9336 11066 10626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.85% 21.28% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6009 6879 6087
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 445 498
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 £12.22 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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 2 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 25 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
England +40 5 £850 +47.82%
London +26 5 £850 +25.92%

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
3 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CISSP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware