Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Architect qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 862 869
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.010% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
England median daily rate £525 £475 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% -17.43% +53.33%
10th Percentile £470 £430 £563
90th Percentile £613 £520 £588
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £575
% change year-on-year +10.58% -17.43% +53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Microsoft Certified Architect is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17761 20221 20833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.55% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10896 12588 12660
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 780 1002
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
% change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%

Microsoft Certified Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Certified Architect as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certified Architect in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certified Architect in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certified Architect in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certified Architect in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 11 £525 - 1
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Architect.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 11 (100.00%) BYOD
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 10
2 10 (90.91%) SCCM
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Office 365
3 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
4 8 (72.73%) AppSense
4 8 (72.73%) Law
5 6 (54.55%) High Availability
5 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
5 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (45.45%) Legal
6 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
7 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (27.27%) Android
8 3 (27.27%) Windows Phone
8 3 (27.27%) Apple
8 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
9 1 (9.09%) Banking
9 1 (9.09%) Altiris

Microsoft Certified Architect
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (90.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (81.82%) Office 365
General
1 8 (72.73%) Law
2 5 (45.45%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) BYOD
2 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 10
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (54.55%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
3 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) AppSense
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) Altiris