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 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
Rank 611 575 566
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.034% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £475 £400
% change year-on-year
- +18.75%
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
11666 8708 8994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 17.07% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6596 4899 4664
Average daily rate £384 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 371 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

Microsoft Certified Master
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 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 Master within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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 -6 1 - - 1
London -9 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 Master.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
2 1 (50.00%) SNMP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

Microsoft Certified Master
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 Master. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) SMTP
1 1 (50.00%) SNMP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Process Management
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) E-Discovery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) F5