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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 651 633 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.013% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.017% 0.064% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £675 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 -
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
11847 10932 10696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 19.59% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7426 6161 6098
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 £259 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 551 544
Median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 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 Master within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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
London 0 2 £675 +32.35%
England -30 2 £675 +58.82%

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) EMC VNX

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) AWS Architect
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) EMC VNX
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware