Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 850 864
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 9 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.049% 0.062% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
England median daily rate £473 £525 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -16.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £410 £470 £440
90th Percentile £538 £613 £888
UK median daily rate £473 £468 £625
% change year-on-year +1.07% -25.20% +8.70%
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 18,248 17,831 19,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.15% 18.88% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,880 10,966 12,201
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £262 £231 £248
90th Percentile £630 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 814 778
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +7.37%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.54% +0.37% +2.00%

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 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 16 December 2018. 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 +13 8 £473 -10.00%
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Architect.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) TOGAF
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) MCTS
5 4 (44.44%) MCITP
6 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
6 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (33.33%) CCSE
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
6 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
7 2 (22.22%) Office 365
7 2 (22.22%) High Availability

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 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (33.33%) AWS Architect
3 3 (33.33%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Business Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Blog
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Workshop Facilitation
2 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Critical Thinking
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) Presales
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) MCITP
3 4 (44.44%) MCTS
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) CCSE
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 2 (22.22%) MCSA
6 1 (11.11%) CEH
6 1 (11.11%) CISSP
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) MBA
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix