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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 8 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 99 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 22.97% 20.00% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.12% 21.92% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 11 4
Median daily rate £330 £350 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -1.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £337 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £451 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.88% +14.75%
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
340 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 78.89% 91.25% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 53 65
Median daily rate £325 £345 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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.

1 122 (93.13%) Microsoft
2 97 (74.05%) Windows
3 93 (70.99%) Active Directory
4 85 (64.89%) Security Cleared
5 77 (58.78%) PowerShell
6 73 (55.73%) VMware
7 70 (53.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (50.38%) MCSE
9 65 (49.62%) SC Cleared
10 63 (48.09%) SQL
11 55 (41.98%) MCSA
12 53 (40.46%) Windows Server
13 52 (39.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (38.93%) MCTS
15 48 (36.64%) Citrix
16 44 (33.59%) MS Excel
16 44 (33.59%) OpenStack
17 43 (32.82%) Hyper-V
18 42 (32.06%) SQL Server
19 40 (30.53%) DNS
20 39 (29.77%) Windows Server 2012
21 38 (29.01%) Degree
22 37 (28.24%) HP
23 36 (27.48%) MCITP
24 35 (26.72%) Clustering
24 35 (26.72%) Computer Science
25 34 (25.95%) SharePoint
26 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
27 30 (22.90%) Windows 7
27 30 (22.90%) Test Automation

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 44 (33.59%) OpenStack
2 34 (25.95%) SharePoint
3 22 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (16.79%) MS Exchange
4 16 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (12.21%) Skype for Business
5 15 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (9.16%) IIS
6 12 (9.16%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (4.58%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (3.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.76%) Apache
9 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (33.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.37%) Office 365
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (30.53%) DNS
2 18 (13.74%) DHCP
3 16 (12.21%) SAN
4 15 (11.45%) Skype
4 15 (11.45%) SSL
4 15 (11.45%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.87%) Kerberos
5 9 (6.87%) LDAP
5 9 (6.87%) SNMP
5 9 (6.87%) X.500
6 8 (6.11%) NetScaler
7 7 (5.34%) Firewall
8 3 (2.29%) HTTP
8 3 (2.29%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.76%) LAN
9 1 (0.76%) NAS
9 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (22.90%) HP UFT
1 30 (22.90%) TestDirector
1 30 (22.90%) WinRunner
2 11 (8.40%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.76%) MSI
Job Titles
1 20 (15.27%) Analyst
1 20 (15.27%) Test Analyst
2 18 (13.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 18 (13.74%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 14 (10.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 11 (8.40%) Active Directory Engineer
4 11 (8.40%) SharePoint Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (3.82%) Consultant
6 5 (3.82%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (3.05%) Infrastructure Tester
7 4 (3.05%) Messaging Consultant
7 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 4 (3.05%) Tester
7 4 (3.05%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (2.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (2.29%) Engineering Specialist
8 3 (2.29%) SharePoint Specialist
8 3 (2.29%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.29%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.21%) .NET
2 11 (8.40%) XML
3 5 (3.82%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.82%) CSS
3 5 (3.82%) jQuery
3 5 (3.82%) XSLT
4 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.72%) Clustering
1 35 (26.72%) Computer Science
2 26 (19.85%) PDA
3 14 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (9.16%) PKI
5 9 (6.87%) Replication
6 6 (4.58%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 97 (74.05%) Windows
2 70 (53.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (40.46%) Windows Server
4 52 (39.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (29.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (22.90%) Windows 7
6 30 (22.90%) Windows XP
7 28 (21.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.90%) Change Management
1 30 (22.90%) Software Testing
1 30 (22.90%) Test Automation
2 29 (22.14%) Migration
3 25 (19.08%) Test Scripting
4 23 (17.56%) ITIL
5 22 (16.79%) Load Balancing
6 11 (8.40%) Content Management
7 10 (7.63%) Analytics
8 9 (6.87%) Conflict Management
8 9 (6.87%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.11%) High Availability
10 7 (5.34%) Records Management
11 6 (4.58%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.58%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.58%) Validation
12 5 (3.82%) Application Packaging
13 4 (3.05%) Workflow
14 3 (2.29%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 77 (58.78%) PowerShell
2 63 (48.09%) SQL
3 11 (8.40%) C#
3 11 (8.40%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.58%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.58%) VBScript
5 1 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (64.89%) Security Cleared
2 66 (50.38%) MCSE
3 65 (49.62%) SC Cleared
4 55 (41.98%) MCSA
5 51 (38.93%) MCTS
6 38 (29.01%) Degree
7 36 (27.48%) MCITP
8 26 (19.85%) ISTQB
9 21 (16.03%) MCP
10 16 (12.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.58%) MCSD
12 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (1.53%) CISSP
System Software
1 93 (70.99%) Active Directory
2 43 (32.82%) Hyper-V
3 33 (25.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (22.14%) VMware ESX
5 15 (11.45%) vSphere
6 8 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (6.11%) XenApp
6 8 (6.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.76%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.76%) UAG
8 1 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (22.90%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (21.37%) McAfee ePO
2 28 (21.37%) Netcool
3 13 (9.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (9.92%) SCCM
4 7 (5.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.53%) OpenView
6 1 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.76%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.76%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.76%) SCOM
6 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 122 (93.13%) Microsoft
2 73 (55.73%) VMware
3 48 (36.64%) Citrix
4 37 (28.24%) HP
5 30 (22.90%) Veritas
6 28 (21.37%) Intel Security
7 15 (11.45%) IronPort
8 13 (9.92%) AppSense
9 7 (5.34%) Altiris
10 4 (3.05%) Nintex
11 1 (0.76%) CA
11 1 (0.76%) Lotus
11 1 (0.76%) Opsware
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle
11 1 (0.76%) Red Hat