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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 16 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 14.89% 18.52% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.18% 23.26% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
Average daily rate
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£348 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £334 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £384 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.70%
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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
77 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 81.91% 79.63% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 29
Average daily rate £350 £355 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £321 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 34 (77.27%) SC Cleared
2 34 (77.27%) Security Cleared
3 28 (63.64%) MCTS
4 22 (50.00%) Windows
5 19 (43.18%) Clustering
6 16 (36.36%) MCP
7 15 (34.09%) ITIL
8 14 (31.82%) MCSE
8 14 (31.82%) MCSA
8 14 (31.82%) HP
8 14 (31.82%) MCITP
9 12 (27.27%) VMware
9 12 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 12 (27.27%) SQL
10 11 (25.00%) Citrix
10 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 10 (22.73%) Veritas
12 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (20.45%) Netcool
12 9 (20.45%) WinRunner
12 9 (20.45%) TestDirector
12 9 (20.45%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (20.45%) VBScript
12 9 (20.45%) HTML
12 9 (20.45%) XML
12 9 (20.45%) AIX
12 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
12 9 (20.45%) VMware ESX
12 9 (20.45%) McAfee

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (13.64%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) SSL
2 5 (11.36%) SNMP
2 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.09%) VLAN
3 4 (9.09%) IPv4
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) WAN
3 4 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) Kerberos
4 3 (6.82%) SAN
4 3 (6.82%) X.500
4 3 (6.82%) LDAP
5 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) WinRunner
1 9 (20.45%) TestDirector
1 9 (20.45%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Consultant
3 7 (15.91%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Designer
7 1 (2.27%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) HTML
1 9 (20.45%) XML
2 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) Clustering
2 9 (20.45%) PDA
3 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 3 (6.82%) Replication
5 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) AIX
2 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (20.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Change Management
2 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
2 9 (20.45%) High Availability
2 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
3 7 (15.91%) Validation
4 4 (9.09%) Analytics
4 4 (9.09%) Content Management
5 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (20.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (77.27%) SC Cleared
1 34 (77.27%) Security Cleared
2 28 (63.64%) MCTS
3 16 (36.36%) MCP
4 14 (31.82%) MCSE
4 14 (31.82%) MCSA
4 14 (31.82%) MCITP
5 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.27%) VCAP
System Software
1 12 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) VMware ESX
2 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (11.36%) Firmware
5 3 (6.82%) vSphere
6 1 (2.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Netcool
1 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (20.45%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (11.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (11.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) HP
3 12 (27.27%) VMware
4 11 (25.00%) Citrix
5 10 (22.73%) Veritas
6 9 (20.45%) McAfee
7 1 (2.27%) PlateSpin