The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Master 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 Master over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 623 641 655
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.044% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £550 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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
10143 11425 11976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 20.64% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6395 6899 6771
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 559 560
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

Microsoft Certified Master
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certified Master Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Daily Rate Trend

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

Microsoft Certified Master Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 3 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 Master within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +5 1 £550 -4.34%
London -4 1 £550 -4.34%
City of London -6 1 £550 -4.34%

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 Master.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Certified Master
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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) PBX
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Principal Business Intelligence Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Principal Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel