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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 9 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 19.01% 7.69% -
As % of the Qualifications category 21.26% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
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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
127 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 89.44% 84.62% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 18 4
Average daily rate £345 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -7.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 28 (90.32%) Security Cleared
2 27 (87.10%) SC Cleared
3 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
4 19 (61.29%) MCTS
5 14 (45.16%) MCP
6 13 (41.94%) HP
7 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 11 (35.48%) Windows
8 10 (32.26%) MCSE
8 10 (32.26%) Clustering
9 9 (29.03%) MCITP
9 9 (29.03%) MCSA
9 9 (29.03%) SQL
10 8 (25.81%) Citrix
10 8 (25.81%) VMware
11 7 (22.58%) Veritas
11 7 (22.58%) Change Management
12 6 (19.35%) PDA
12 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
12 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
12 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
12 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
12 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
12 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (19.35%) Netcool
12 6 (19.35%) McAfee
12 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SNMP
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
1 5 (16.13%) SSL
2 3 (9.68%) LDAP
2 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) Kerberos
2 3 (9.68%) X.500
3 2 (6.45%) VLAN
3 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.45%) IPv4
3 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) WinRunner
1 6 (19.35%) TestDirector
1 6 (19.35%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (6.45%) Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) XML
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Clustering
2 6 (19.35%) PDA
3 5 (16.13%) Firmware
3 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (9.68%) Replication
4 3 (9.68%) PKI
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
5 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
2 6 (19.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Change Management
2 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
2 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
2 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Validation
3 5 (16.13%) High Availability
4 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) VBScript
3 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (90.32%) Security Cleared
2 27 (87.10%) SC Cleared
3 19 (61.29%) MCTS
4 14 (45.16%) MCP
5 10 (32.26%) MCSE
6 9 (29.03%) MCITP
6 9 (29.03%) MCSA
7 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.68%) Degree
9 2 (6.45%) VCAP
9 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (3.23%) MCSD
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
2 6 (19.35%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) vCloud
4 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (19.35%) Netcool
2 5 (16.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (16.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) HP
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
3 8 (25.81%) VMware
4 7 (22.58%) Veritas
5 6 (19.35%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) PlateSpin