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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 15 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 13.00% 3.28% 11.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.29% 4.17% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate
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£344 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% -3.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.20
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -23.07%
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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
85 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 85.00% 78.69% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 29
Average daily rate £348 £351 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 34 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) SC Cleared
2 26 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 25 (62.50%) Windows
4 22 (55.00%) MCTS
5 17 (42.50%) Clustering
6 16 (40.00%) MCITP
6 16 (40.00%) MCSA
7 15 (37.50%) ITIL
8 14 (35.00%) MCSE
9 13 (32.50%) MCP
10 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
10 12 (30.00%) VMware
10 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
11 11 (27.50%) SQL
12 10 (25.00%) HP
12 10 (25.00%) Citrix
12 10 (25.00%) Validation
12 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
13 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
13 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
13 9 (22.50%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (22.50%) High Availability
13 9 (22.50%) VMware ESX
13 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (22.50%) Netcool
13 9 (22.50%) McAfee

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) SSL
2 3 (7.50%) IPv4
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) DHCP
2 3 (7.50%) SNMP
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) VLAN
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) X.500
4 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) WinRunner
1 9 (22.50%) TestDirector
1 9 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Designer
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) HTML
1 9 (22.50%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Clustering
2 9 (22.50%) PDA
3 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.50%) Replication
7 1 (2.50%) PKI
7 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) AIX
3 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Validation
3 9 (22.50%) Change Management
3 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
3 9 (22.50%) Test Automation
3 9 (22.50%) High Availability
3 9 (22.50%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Content Management
5 3 (7.50%) Analytics
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 9 (22.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) SC Cleared
1 26 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (55.00%) MCTS
3 16 (40.00%) MCITP
3 16 (40.00%) MCSA
4 14 (35.00%) MCSE
5 13 (32.50%) MCP
6 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 6 (15.00%) Degree
8 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) VMware ESX
2 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) Firmware
4 3 (7.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Netcool
1 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (22.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (7.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) VMware
3 10 (25.00%) HP
3 10 (25.00%) Citrix
4 9 (22.50%) Veritas
4 9 (22.50%) McAfee