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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Renfrewshire / Erskine
Rank - 8 15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 0 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine - 25.76% 13.64%
As % of the Qualifications category - 29.57% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 23 12
Median daily rate - £320 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +16.12%

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
34 115 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 73.91% 87.12% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 86 63
Median daily rate £323 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £436 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 74 (93.67%) Microsoft
2 58 (73.42%) Active Directory
3 43 (54.43%) Security Cleared
4 42 (53.16%) MCSE
5 40 (50.63%) Windows
6 36 (45.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (45.57%) SC Cleared
6 36 (45.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (43.04%) SharePoint
8 32 (40.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (40.51%) Office 365
9 30 (37.97%) Degree
9 30 (37.97%) Computer Science
10 27 (34.18%) MCTS
11 26 (32.91%) HP
11 26 (32.91%) PowerShell
12 25 (31.65%) OpenStack
12 25 (31.65%) Windows Server
13 21 (26.58%) MS Excel
13 21 (26.58%) Clustering
14 19 (24.05%) Skype for Business
15 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
15 18 (22.78%) Migration
15 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 18 (22.78%) Skype
15 18 (22.78%) MCSA
15 18 (22.78%) ITIL
15 18 (22.78%) MS Exchange
16 17 (21.52%) 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 34 (43.04%) SharePoint
2 25 (31.65%) OpenStack
3 19 (24.05%) Skype for Business
4 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (22.78%) MS Exchange
5 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (10.13%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (5.06%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (26.58%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (40.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.78%) Skype
2 11 (13.92%) DNS
3 9 (11.39%) Kerberos
3 9 (11.39%) LDAP
3 9 (11.39%) X.500
4 8 (10.13%) HTTP
4 8 (10.13%) HTTPS
5 7 (8.86%) SNMP
5 7 (8.86%) SSL
5 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.53%) DHCP
6 2 (2.53%) Internet
6 2 (2.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (12.66%) Analyst
1 10 (12.66%) Integration Engineer
1 10 (12.66%) Lync Specialist
1 10 (12.66%) Messaging Specialist
1 10 (12.66%) Test Analyst
2 8 (10.13%) Office 365 Specialist
3 7 (8.86%) Active Directory Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (3.80%) Consultant
5 3 (3.80%) Mobility Specialist
5 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Tester
6 2 (2.53%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Management Specialist
6 2 (2.53%) Mobility Engineer
6 2 (2.53%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (1.27%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Management Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) .NET
1 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (37.97%) Computer Science
2 21 (26.58%) Clustering
3 13 (16.46%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (12.66%) PKI
5 9 (11.39%) Replication
6 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.63%) Windows
2 36 (45.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 36 (45.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (40.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (31.65%) Windows Server
5 17 (21.52%) Windows 7
5 17 (21.52%) Windows XP
6 12 (15.19%) AIX
6 12 (15.19%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.06%) Android
7 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) ITIL
1 18 (22.78%) Load Balancing
1 18 (22.78%) Migration
2 12 (15.19%) Change Management
2 12 (15.19%) Server Virtualisation
2 12 (15.19%) Software Testing
3 11 (13.92%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
5 9 (11.39%) Smoke Testing
6 8 (10.13%) Analytics
6 8 (10.13%) Software Distribution
7 7 (8.86%) Application Packaging
7 7 (8.86%) Service Design
7 7 (8.86%) Validation
8 6 (7.59%) Software Delivery
9 5 (6.33%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (3.80%) Personalization
11 2 (2.53%) Change Control
11 2 (2.53%) Project Management
12 1 (1.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.19%) SQL
3 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (54.43%) Security Cleared
2 42 (53.16%) MCSE
3 36 (45.57%) SC Cleared
4 30 (37.97%) Degree
5 27 (34.18%) MCTS
6 18 (22.78%) MCSA
7 14 (17.72%) MCP
8 13 (16.46%) MCITP
9 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
10 9 (11.39%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (8.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.27%) CISSP
System Software
1 58 (73.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.19%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (7.59%) Firmware
5 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (18.99%) SCCM
2 14 (17.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (15.19%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (15.19%) Netcool
4 4 (5.06%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 74 (93.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.91%) HP
3 15 (18.99%) Citrix
4 12 (15.19%) Intel Security
4 12 (15.19%) Veritas
5 8 (10.13%) IronPort
6 4 (5.06%) AppSense
6 4 (5.06%) VMware
7 1 (1.27%) Altiris