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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
UK
Rank 598 627 616
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.009% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £525 £675 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +44.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9304 11046 10508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.91% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5913 6885 5992
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 403 472
Median hourly rate £29.92 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.21% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.02 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Microsoft Certified Master
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Microsoft Certified Master as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 1 £525 -22.22%
London +17 1 £525 -22.22%

Microsoft Certified Master
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Power BI
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security

Microsoft Certified Master
Top Related 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 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) Power BI
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Business Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Principal Business Intelligence Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Principal Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) VMware