Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 832 892 846
Rank change year-on-year +60 -46 +48
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certified Master 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.012% 0.031% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
UK median daily rate £275 £650 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.69% +92.59% -50.00%
10th Percentile £263 £468 £326
90th Percentile £288 £675 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 - £331
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 17,221 19,347 18,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.96% 19.06% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,440 11,596 11,569
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £645 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 863 930
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.46 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +28.00% -16.67% -14.29%

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 4 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 26 May 2019. 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 +65 2 £275 -57.69%
UK excluding London - 2 £275 -
Midlands - 2 £275 -
West Midlands - 2 £275 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 2 (100.00%) IBM Domino
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) TOWER Software
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (50.00%) Trend Micro
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) IronPort
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Domino
1 2 (100.00%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
1 1 (50.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Domino Support
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus Notes Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus Notes Support
2 1 (50.00%) Lync Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (50.00%) IronPort
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Trend Micro