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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 10 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 19.75% 10.09% 15.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.92% 10.58% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
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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
73 104 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 90.12% 95.41% 98.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 79 57
Average daily rate £345 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £387 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 3 June 2015.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
3 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 15 (51.72%) MCTS
3 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
4 14 (48.28%) MCSA
4 14 (48.28%) SQL
5 13 (44.83%) MCSE
5 13 (44.83%) MCITP
6 11 (37.93%) Change Management
6 11 (37.93%) HP
7 10 (34.48%) HTML
7 10 (34.48%) Clustering
7 10 (34.48%) Validation
7 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
8 9 (31.03%) Degree
8 9 (31.03%) VMware
8 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (31.03%) XML
9 8 (27.59%) MCP
9 8 (27.59%) Citrix
9 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
9 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
9 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
10 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
10 7 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (24.14%) Software Testing

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Lync
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) LDAP
2 5 (17.24%) Kerberos
2 5 (17.24%) X.500
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.90%) EDRMS
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) WinRunner
1 7 (24.14%) TestDirector
1 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) HTML
2 9 (31.03%) XML
3 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
3 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Clustering
2 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
3 7 (24.14%) PDA
4 5 (17.24%) Replication
4 5 (17.24%) PKI
5 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
6 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (24.14%) AIX
5 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Change Management
2 10 (34.48%) Validation
3 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.24%) High Availability
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
5 4 (13.79%) Content Management
6 3 (10.34%) OOP
6 3 (10.34%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.90%) Workflow
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (17.24%) VBScript
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) MCTS
1 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) MCSA
3 13 (44.83%) MCSE
3 13 (44.83%) MCITP
4 9 (31.03%) Degree
5 8 (27.59%) MCP
6 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
7 2 (6.90%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
3 7 (24.14%) VMware ESX
4 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Netcool
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) HP
3 9 (31.03%) VMware
4 8 (27.59%) Citrix
5 7 (24.14%) Veritas
5 7 (24.14%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) F5