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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 20 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 15 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 13.51% 11.32% 10.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.13% 15.38% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
Average daily rate
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£349 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £344 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £457 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -18.91%
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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
93 39 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 83.78% 73.58% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 28 27
Average daily rate £350 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (73.17%) SC Cleared
2 30 (73.17%) Security Cleared
3 24 (58.54%) MCTS
4 23 (56.10%) Windows
5 17 (41.46%) MCP
6 15 (36.59%) ITIL
6 15 (36.59%) Clustering
7 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
8 13 (31.71%) MCSA
8 13 (31.71%) MCITP
9 12 (29.27%) MCSE
9 12 (29.27%) HP
9 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
10 11 (26.83%) Validation
11 10 (24.39%) VMware
12 9 (21.95%) XML
12 9 (21.95%) HTML
12 9 (21.95%) SQL
12 9 (21.95%) VBScript
12 9 (21.95%) High Availability
13 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
13 8 (19.51%) Citrix
14 7 (17.07%) WinRunner
14 7 (17.07%) TestDirector
14 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (17.07%) Veritas
14 7 (17.07%) DNS
14 7 (17.07%) AIX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (12.20%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) IPv4
2 4 (9.76%) VLAN
2 4 (9.76%) SSL
2 4 (9.76%) SNMP
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) Kerberos
3 3 (7.32%) LDAP
3 3 (7.32%) X.500
4 2 (4.88%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) WinRunner
1 7 (17.07%) TestDirector
1 7 (17.07%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Designer
6 1 (2.44%) Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Designer
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) XML
1 9 (21.95%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Clustering
2 7 (17.07%) PDA
3 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (7.32%) PKI
5 3 (7.32%) Replication
5 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) AIX
3 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL
2 11 (26.83%) Validation
3 9 (21.95%) High Availability
4 7 (17.07%) Change Management
4 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
4 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
5 4 (9.76%) Content Management
6 3 (7.32%) Analytics
7 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (73.17%) SC Cleared
1 30 (73.17%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) MCTS
3 17 (41.46%) MCP
4 13 (31.71%) MCSA
4 13 (31.71%) MCITP
5 12 (29.27%) MCSE
6 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
7 5 (12.20%) Degree
8 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) VMware ESX
2 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Firmware
4 3 (7.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Netcool
1 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (17.07%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) HP
3 10 (24.39%) VMware
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) Veritas
5 7 (17.07%) McAfee