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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 602 581 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.048% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£549 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 - -
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 5 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 22 May 2015. 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
England -22 5 £549 +41.61%
London -5 4 £510 +31.61%
Bedfordshire - 1 £588 -
City of London - 1 £510 -
East of England - 1 £588 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Process Management
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) CommVault
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) SMTP
2 4 (66.67%) SNMP
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SSL
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Finance

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
1 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
1 3 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) MPLS
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) SMTP
1 4 (66.67%) SNMP
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) SSL
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) VLAN
1 4 (66.67%) NetScaler
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Big Data
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 4 (66.67%) PKI
1 4 (66.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Process Management
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 4 (66.67%) Data Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Data Analytics
1 4 (66.67%) Analytics
1 4 (66.67%) E-Discovery
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BCP
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 3 (50.00%) VCAP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (66.67%) vCloud
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) CommVault
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Brocade
2 4 (66.67%) 3PAR
2 4 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel