Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 883 896 898
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.003% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.005% 0.014% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median daily rate - £325 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -43.48% +31.43%
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 19244 21771 22307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.65% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 13581 13444
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £245
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 863 1078
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 22 November 2017. 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
England +13 1 - -
London -32 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Master.

1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) MCSM
1 1 (100.00%) vCenter Server

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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware