Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Master qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 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 Master (MCM)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 882 - 893
Rank change year-on-year - +893 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% - 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% - 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
UK median daily rate £461 - £438
10th Percentile £381 - £299
90th Percentile £484 - £654
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Microsoft Certified Master 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,188 18,805 22,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.55% 18.77% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,341 11,479 13,861
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £245 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 915 829
UK median hourly rate £24.98 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.16% +3.77% +10.42%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

Microsoft Certified Master
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Certified Master as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certified Master in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certified Master in the UK

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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 - 5 £461 -
England - 5 £461 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Master.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCTS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (60.00%) CCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (40.00%) Law
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10

Microsoft Certified Master
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (40.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) AWS Architect
1 3 (60.00%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (60.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCTS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCSE
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (60.00%) VMware