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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 8 8 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 96 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 27.04% 22.50% 4.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.76% 25.71% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 13 4
Median daily rate £330 £348 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £335 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £451 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% -
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
293 70 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 82.54% 87.50% 97.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 52 59
Median daily rate £323 £345 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.37% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 2 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 2 May 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 126 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 96 (72.18%) Windows
3 94 (70.68%) Active Directory
4 88 (66.17%) Security Cleared
5 71 (53.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (53.38%) VMware
6 68 (51.13%) PowerShell
6 68 (51.13%) SC Cleared
7 67 (50.38%) MCSE
8 61 (45.86%) SQL
9 60 (45.11%) MCTS
10 55 (41.35%) MCSA
10 55 (41.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 53 (39.85%) Windows Server
12 50 (37.59%) Citrix
13 46 (34.59%) Hyper-V
14 42 (31.58%) OpenStack
15 40 (30.08%) SQL Server
16 39 (29.32%) MS Excel
16 39 (29.32%) DNS
16 39 (29.32%) Degree
16 39 (29.32%) MCITP
17 37 (27.82%) Clustering
17 37 (27.82%) Computer Science
18 36 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 35 (26.32%) SharePoint
19 35 (26.32%) HP
20 34 (25.56%) WinRunner
20 34 (25.56%) TestDirector
20 34 (25.56%) HP UFT

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 42 (31.58%) OpenStack
2 35 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 20 (15.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (15.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (15.04%) MS Exchange
4 15 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (11.28%) Skype for Business
5 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (9.02%) Office Communications Server
7 11 (8.27%) IIS
8 6 (4.51%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (3.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.75%) Apache
10 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (29.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) Office 365
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (29.32%) DNS
2 16 (12.03%) DHCP
3 14 (10.53%) SAN
3 14 (10.53%) Skype
4 13 (9.77%) SSL
4 13 (9.77%) TCP/IP
5 12 (9.02%) Kerberos
5 12 (9.02%) LDAP
5 12 (9.02%) X.500
6 8 (6.02%) NetScaler
6 8 (6.02%) SNMP
7 6 (4.51%) Firewall
8 3 (2.26%) HTTP
8 3 (2.26%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.75%) LAN
9 1 (0.75%) NAS
9 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (30.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (25.56%) HP UFT
1 34 (25.56%) TestDirector
1 34 (25.56%) WinRunner
2 10 (7.52%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) MSI
Job Titles
1 23 (17.29%) Analyst
1 23 (17.29%) Test Analyst
2 20 (15.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 20 (15.04%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) SharePoint Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Citrix Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (3.76%) Consultant
8 5 (3.76%) Messaging Engineer
8 5 (3.76%) Tester
9 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Tester
9 4 (3.01%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (3.01%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) Engineering Specialist
10 3 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) SharePoint Specialist
10 3 (2.26%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) .NET
2 10 (7.52%) XML
3 8 (6.02%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.76%) CSS
4 5 (3.76%) jQuery
4 5 (3.76%) XSLT
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.82%) Clustering
1 37 (27.82%) Computer Science
2 30 (22.56%) PDA
3 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.28%) PKI
4 12 (9.02%) Replication
5 6 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (72.18%) Windows
2 71 (53.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (41.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (39.85%) Windows Server
5 36 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (25.56%) Windows 7
6 34 (25.56%) Windows XP
7 32 (24.06%) AIX
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) Change Management
1 34 (25.56%) Software Testing
1 34 (25.56%) Test Automation
2 29 (21.80%) Test Scripting
3 27 (20.30%) Migration
4 21 (15.79%) ITIL
5 20 (15.04%) Load Balancing
6 12 (9.02%) Content Management
7 11 (8.27%) Validation
8 10 (7.52%) Analytics
9 8 (6.02%) Conflict Management
9 8 (6.02%) High Availability
9 8 (6.02%) Records Management
9 8 (6.02%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.76%) Application Packaging
11 4 (3.01%) Database Mirroring
11 4 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (3.01%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.01%) Workflow
12 3 (2.26%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 68 (51.13%) PowerShell
2 61 (45.86%) SQL
3 10 (7.52%) C#
3 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.01%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.01%) VBScript
5 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (66.17%) Security Cleared
2 68 (51.13%) SC Cleared
3 67 (50.38%) MCSE
4 60 (45.11%) MCTS
5 55 (41.35%) MCSA
6 39 (29.32%) Degree
6 39 (29.32%) MCITP
7 29 (21.80%) ISTQB
8 26 (19.55%) MCP
9 14 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.51%) MCSD
11 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.50%) CISSP
14 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 94 (70.68%) Active Directory
2 46 (34.59%) Hyper-V
3 33 (24.81%) VMware ESX
4 32 (24.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (10.53%) vSphere
6 8 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (6.02%) XenApp
6 8 (6.02%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.75%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.75%) UAG
8 1 (0.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (25.56%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (24.06%) McAfee ePO
2 32 (24.06%) Netcool
3 12 (9.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (9.02%) SCCM
4 5 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.50%) OpenView
6 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.75%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 126 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 71 (53.38%) VMware
3 50 (37.59%) Citrix
4 35 (26.32%) HP
5 34 (25.56%) Veritas
6 32 (24.06%) Intel Security
7 14 (10.53%) IronPort
8 13 (9.77%) AppSense
9 5 (3.76%) Altiris
10 4 (3.01%) Nintex
11 1 (0.75%) CA
11 1 (0.75%) Lotus
11 1 (0.75%) Opsware
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle
11 1 (0.75%) Red Hat