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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 10 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 27 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 21.95% 41.30% 4.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.96% 45.24% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 1
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£347 £355 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -29.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -19.73%
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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
104 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 84.55% 91.30% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 37 17
Average daily rate £348 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 43 (82.69%) SC Cleared
1 43 (82.69%) Security Cleared
2 41 (78.85%) Microsoft
3 32 (61.54%) MCTS
4 24 (46.15%) MCP
5 19 (36.54%) Windows
5 19 (36.54%) Clustering
6 17 (32.69%) HP
7 15 (28.85%) ITIL
7 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
8 13 (25.00%) MCSE
9 12 (23.08%) SQL
10 11 (21.15%) MCSA
10 11 (21.15%) MCITP
11 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
11 10 (19.23%) VMware
11 10 (19.23%) Citrix
12 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
12 9 (17.31%) Validation
13 8 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (15.38%) VBScript
13 8 (15.38%) HTML
13 8 (15.38%) XML
13 8 (15.38%) Veritas
13 8 (15.38%) Firmware
13 8 (15.38%) SNMP
13 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
13 8 (15.38%) DNS
13 8 (15.38%) SSL
13 8 (15.38%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (13.46%) IIS
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) SNMP
1 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 8 (15.38%) DNS
1 8 (15.38%) SSL
2 5 (9.62%) SAN
3 4 (7.69%) IPv4
3 4 (7.69%) LAN
3 4 (7.69%) WAN
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 4 (7.69%) LDAP
3 4 (7.69%) VLAN
3 4 (7.69%) X.500
4 3 (5.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) WinRunner
1 7 (13.46%) TestDirector
1 7 (13.46%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Wintel Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Test Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Designer
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Technical Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (1.92%) Server Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Designer
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Support
6 1 (1.92%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Analyst
6 1 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) HTML
1 8 (15.38%) XML
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Clustering
2 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (13.46%) PDA
4 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 4 (7.69%) PKI
5 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
5 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (13.46%) AIX
2 7 (13.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Validation
3 8 (15.38%) High Availability
4 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
4 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
4 7 (13.46%) Change Management
4 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
5 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.62%) Analytics
6 4 (7.69%) Content Management
7 1 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (82.69%) SC Cleared
1 43 (82.69%) Security Cleared
2 32 (61.54%) MCTS
3 24 (46.15%) MCP
4 13 (25.00%) MCSE
5 11 (21.15%) MCSA
5 11 (21.15%) MCITP
6 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
7 5 (9.62%) Degree
8 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.92%) VCAP
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) Firmware
3 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.46%) VMware ESX
4 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.77%) vSphere
6 1 (1.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 7 (13.46%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (13.46%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (13.46%) Netcool
Vendors
1 41 (78.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.69%) HP
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
3 10 (19.23%) Citrix
4 8 (15.38%) Veritas
5 7 (13.46%) McAfee
6 1 (1.92%) PlateSpin