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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 657 673 615
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -58
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.009% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - -
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
11516 10926 10460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 19.15% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7176 6533 5916
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 543 458
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +18.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £51.17 £43.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Microsoft Certified Master Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 4 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 27 July 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 -12 3 £325 -
London +5 2 £488 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Nortel
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) AWS Architect
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CISSP
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel