Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 819 878
Rank change year-on-year -39 +59 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 9 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.016% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.081% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
England median daily rate £461 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £375 £412 £440
90th Percentile £492 £749 £639
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -
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 17,420 17,257 20,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.52% 19.16% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,284 10,486 12,976
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.73% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 874 826 688
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +5.77% +15.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.93 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -17.24% +5.45% +19.57%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 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 -36 8 £461 +2.50%
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) MCSE
4 6 (66.67%) MCTS
5 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
5 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
6 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 4 (44.44%) MCITP
6 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (33.33%) CCNP
7 3 (33.33%) CCNA
7 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
7 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (33.33%) Firewall
7 3 (33.33%) CCSE
7 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
7 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
7 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
8 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 2 (22.22%) Office 365
8 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V

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
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
General
1 2 (22.22%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (33.33%) AWS Architect
2 3 (33.33%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 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%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Critical Thinking
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 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 6 (66.67%) MCTS
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 4 (44.44%) MCITP
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (33.33%) CCSE
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (22.22%) MCSA
7 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 1 (11.11%) CEH
8 1 (11.11%) CISSP
8 1 (11.11%) Degree
8 1 (11.11%) MBA
8 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
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