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 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 9 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 20.25% 7.94% 25.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.86% 8.77% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate
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£347 £378 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% +2.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -15.49%
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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
70 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 88.61% 90.48% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 22
Average daily rate £347 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £277 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Erskine region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) Windows
3 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 17 (53.13%) MCSE
5 16 (50.00%) MCSA
6 15 (46.88%) Clustering
6 15 (46.88%) MCITP
7 13 (40.63%) SQL
8 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 12 (37.50%) MCTS
8 12 (37.50%) VMware
9 11 (34.38%) Change Management
9 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
10 10 (31.25%) ITIL
11 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
11 9 (28.13%) WinRunner
11 9 (28.13%) TestDirector
11 9 (28.13%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (28.13%) Veritas
11 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (28.13%) Netcool
11 9 (28.13%) AIX
11 9 (28.13%) HTML
11 9 (28.13%) XML
11 9 (28.13%) VMware ESX
11 9 (28.13%) Citrix
11 9 (28.13%) McAfee
11 9 (28.13%) Software Testing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LDAP
1 3 (9.38%) Kerberos
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
1 3 (9.38%) X.500
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) WinRunner
1 9 (28.13%) TestDirector
1 9 (28.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) HTML
1 9 (28.13%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Clustering
2 9 (28.13%) PDA
3 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
4 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (9.38%) Replication
5 3 (9.38%) PKI
6 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 9 (28.13%) AIX
4 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Change Management
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
3 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
3 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.00%) Validation
5 5 (15.63%) High Availability
6 3 (9.38%) Content Management
6 3 (9.38%) OOP
6 3 (9.38%) OO
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.25%) Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.63%) VBScript
4 3 (9.38%) VB
4 3 (9.38%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) MCSE
3 16 (50.00%) MCSA
4 15 (46.88%) MCITP
5 12 (37.50%) MCTS
6 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 7 (21.88%) Degree
8 4 (12.50%) MCP
9 2 (6.25%) MCSD
9 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware ESX
2 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Netcool
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (28.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
3 9 (28.13%) Veritas
3 9 (28.13%) McAfee
4 8 (25.00%) HP