The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Erskine region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 11 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 15.44% 17.39% -
As % of the Qualifications category 17.16% 17.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
134 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 89.93% 100.00% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 19 10
Average daily rate £340 £370 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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 25 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 24 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 23 (85.19%) SC Cleared
3 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
4 15 (55.56%) MCTS
5 11 (40.74%) HP
6 10 (37.04%) MCP
6 10 (37.04%) Windows
6 10 (37.04%) MCSE
6 10 (37.04%) Clustering
7 9 (33.33%) MCITP
7 9 (33.33%) MCSA
7 9 (33.33%) SQL
8 8 (29.63%) Citrix
8 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
8 8 (29.63%) VMware
9 7 (25.93%) Change Management
9 7 (25.93%) Veritas
10 6 (22.22%) WinRunner
10 6 (22.22%) TestDirector
10 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
10 6 (22.22%) AIX
10 6 (22.22%) McAfee
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (22.22%) Netcool
10 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
10 6 (22.22%) PDA
10 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SNMP
1 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (14.81%) SSL
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) IPv4
4 1 (3.70%) LDAP
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.70%) X.500
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) WinRunner
1 6 (22.22%) TestDirector
1 6 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Clustering
2 6 (22.22%) PDA
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (14.81%) Firmware
4 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.70%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) AIX
2 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Change Management
2 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) High Availability
4 4 (14.81%) Validation
5 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) VBScript
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 23 (85.19%) SC Cleared
3 15 (55.56%) MCTS
4 10 (37.04%) MCP
4 10 (37.04%) MCSE
5 9 (33.33%) MCSA
5 9 (33.33%) MCITP
6 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 3 (11.11%) Degree
8 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (7.41%) VCAP
9 1 (3.70%) MCSD
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 2 (7.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Netcool
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (14.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) HP
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
3 8 (29.63%) VMware
4 7 (25.93%) Veritas
5 6 (22.22%) McAfee
6 2 (7.41%) PlateSpin