Period
to 10 December 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 10 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 Master (MCM)
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 879 896 886
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.015% 0.016% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
UK median daily rate £473 £538 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.09% +26.47% -26.09%
10th Percentile £432 £519 £311
90th Percentile £484 £556 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 20,038 19,300 21,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.07% 18.84% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,898 11,877 13,274
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £220 £240
90th Percentile £625 £609 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 968 884 851
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.31 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -2.65% +4.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.06 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.68 £27.00
% change year-on-year -0.68% -1.18% +7.48%

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 10 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 +12 3 £473 -12.09%
England -30 3 £473 -12.09% 1

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (100.00%) CCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Workshop Facilitation
2 1 (33.33%) Law

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 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) AWS Architect
1 3 (100.00%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 2 (66.67%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (100.00%) Workshop Facilitation
1 3 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MCTS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (100.00%) VMware