Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 837 790 864
Rank change year-on-year -47 +74 -39
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 8 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.053% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
England median daily rate £450 £450 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £378 £410 £458
90th Percentile £675 £925 £688
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £588
% change year-on-year - -23.40% +7.06%
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 17,289 17,001 20,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.20% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,317 10,460 13,245
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £261 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 860 742
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.48
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £30.60
% change year-on-year -18.13% -1.97% +36.01%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -46 6 £450 - 1
South East - 2 - - 1
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (50.00%) Skype
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 4 (50.00%) Office 365
5 4 (50.00%) MCSE
5 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (37.50%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) Migration
6 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
6 3 (37.50%) Law
6 3 (37.50%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (37.50%) MCSM
7 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
7 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Skype
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
General
1 3 (37.50%) Law
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Azure Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) CESG
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) Data Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Email Filtering
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 3 (37.50%) MCSM
3 3 (37.50%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter
4 1 (12.50%) VMware