The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 10 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 87 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 19.95% 12.79% 9.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.97% 14.47% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 8 12
Median daily rate £330 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £341 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £433 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £333 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.04% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+30.05% +19.35%
Microsoft Certification
Renfrewshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Erskine region.

Qualifications Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
335 76 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 76.83% 88.37% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 51 97
Median daily rate £325 £343 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Erskine region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Erskine region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Erskine region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Erskine region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 116 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 93 (72.66%) Windows
3 92 (71.88%) Active Directory
4 85 (66.41%) Security Cleared
5 76 (59.38%) PowerShell
6 71 (55.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (55.47%) VMware
7 66 (51.56%) SC Cleared
7 66 (51.56%) MCSE
8 65 (50.78%) SQL
9 56 (43.75%) MCSA
10 53 (41.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 49 (38.28%) Windows Server
12 48 (37.50%) Citrix
13 47 (36.72%) MCTS
14 45 (35.16%) OpenStack
15 44 (34.38%) MS Excel
16 42 (32.81%) Hyper-V
16 42 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (30.47%) SQL Server
17 39 (30.47%) HP
18 38 (29.69%) DNS
19 37 (28.91%) Clustering
20 36 (28.13%) MCITP
21 34 (26.56%) Degree
22 33 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
23 31 (24.22%) Computer Science
23 31 (24.22%) Software Testing
23 31 (24.22%) SharePoint
23 31 (24.22%) Windows XP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine 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 45 (35.16%) OpenStack
2 31 (24.22%) SharePoint
3 22 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (17.19%) MS Exchange
4 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (12.50%) Skype for Business
5 15 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (9.38%) IIS
6 12 (9.38%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (3.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (3.91%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.78%) Apache
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.44%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.69%) DNS
2 18 (14.06%) DHCP
2 18 (14.06%) SAN
3 15 (11.72%) Skype
3 15 (11.72%) SSL
3 15 (11.72%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.03%) SNMP
5 8 (6.25%) NetScaler
6 7 (5.47%) Firewall
6 7 (5.47%) Kerberos
6 7 (5.47%) LDAP
6 7 (5.47%) X.500
7 4 (3.13%) HTTP
7 4 (3.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.78%) LAN
8 1 (0.78%) NAS
8 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (30.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (21.88%) HP UFT
1 28 (21.88%) TestDirector
1 28 (21.88%) WinRunner
2 11 (8.59%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.56%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.78%) MSI
Job Titles
1 21 (16.41%) Analyst
1 21 (16.41%) Test Analyst
2 18 (14.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 18 (14.06%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 14 (10.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 10 (7.81%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (7.03%) Active Directory Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) SharePoint Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Consultant
7 5 (3.91%) Messaging Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (3.13%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (3.13%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Tester
8 4 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (2.34%) Engineering Specialist
9 3 (2.34%) SharePoint Specialist
9 3 (2.34%) VMware Engineer
10 2 (1.56%) Infrastructure Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.59%) .NET
1 11 (8.59%) XML
2 5 (3.91%) CSS
2 5 (3.91%) jQuery
2 5 (3.91%) XSLT
3 1 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (28.91%) Clustering
2 31 (24.22%) Computer Science
3 25 (19.53%) PDA
4 14 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.81%) PKI
6 7 (5.47%) Replication
7 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
7 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 93 (72.66%) Windows
2 71 (55.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (41.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (38.28%) Windows Server
5 42 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (24.22%) Windows XP
7 30 (23.44%) Windows 7
8 28 (21.88%) AIX
9 3 (2.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.22%) Change Management
1 31 (24.22%) Software Testing
2 29 (22.66%) Migration
3 28 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 25 (19.53%) Test Scripting
5 24 (18.75%) ITIL
5 24 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 11 (8.59%) Analytics
7 10 (7.81%) High Availability
8 9 (7.03%) Conflict Management
8 9 (7.03%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (5.47%) Records Management
11 6 (4.69%) Content Management
11 6 (4.69%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.69%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.91%) Application Packaging
13 4 (3.13%) Software Distribution
13 4 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 76 (59.38%) PowerShell
2 65 (50.78%) SQL
3 11 (8.59%) C#
3 11 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.69%) VBScript
5 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (66.41%) Security Cleared
2 66 (51.56%) MCSE
2 66 (51.56%) SC Cleared
3 56 (43.75%) MCSA
4 47 (36.72%) MCTS
5 36 (28.13%) MCITP
6 34 (26.56%) Degree
7 28 (21.88%) ISTQB
8 16 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (11.72%) MCP
10 6 (4.69%) MCSD
11 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.56%) CISSP
System Software
1 92 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 42 (32.81%) Hyper-V
3 33 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (21.09%) VMware ESX
5 15 (11.72%) vSphere
6 9 (7.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (6.25%) XenApp
7 8 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.78%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.78%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 28 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
1 28 (21.88%) McAfee ePO
1 28 (21.88%) Netcool
2 14 (10.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (10.94%) SCCM
3 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (5.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.56%) OpenView
6 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.78%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.78%) SCOM
6 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 116 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 71 (55.47%) VMware
3 48 (37.50%) Citrix
4 39 (30.47%) HP
5 30 (23.44%) Veritas
6 28 (21.88%) Intel Security
7 15 (11.72%) IronPort
8 13 (10.16%) AppSense
9 7 (5.47%) Altiris
10 4 (3.13%) Nintex
11 1 (0.78%) CA
11 1 (0.78%) Lotus
11 1 (0.78%) Opsware
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat