The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 8 10 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 98 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 26.70% 16.82% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.03% 24.32% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 13 4
Average daily rate £330 £348 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £335 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £451 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
306 74 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 83.38% 69.16% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 52 57
Average daily rate £325 £345 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £245 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Renfrewshire region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine 0 97 £330 -5.17%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

1 128 (94.81%) Microsoft
2 97 (71.85%) Windows
3 95 (70.37%) Active Directory
4 88 (65.19%) Security Cleared
5 71 (52.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (52.59%) VMware
6 68 (50.37%) MCSE
6 68 (50.37%) PowerShell
6 68 (50.37%) SC Cleared
7 62 (45.93%) SQL
8 61 (45.19%) MCTS
9 55 (40.74%) MCSA
9 55 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (40.00%) Windows Server
11 51 (37.78%) Citrix
12 46 (34.07%) Hyper-V
13 42 (31.11%) OpenStack
14 41 (30.37%) SQL Server
15 40 (29.63%) Degree
16 39 (28.89%) MCITP
16 39 (28.89%) MS Excel
16 39 (28.89%) DNS
17 38 (28.15%) Computer Science
18 37 (27.41%) Clustering
19 36 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 35 (25.93%) Windows 7
20 35 (25.93%) SharePoint
20 35 (25.93%) HP
21 34 (25.19%) WinRunner
21 34 (25.19%) TestDirector

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 42 (31.11%) OpenStack
2 35 (25.93%) SharePoint
3 20 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (14.81%) MS Exchange
4 15 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 14 (10.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (8.89%) IIS
6 12 (8.89%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.74%) Apache
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.26%) Office 365
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (28.89%) DNS
2 16 (11.85%) DHCP
3 14 (10.37%) SAN
3 14 (10.37%) Skype
3 14 (10.37%) SSL
3 14 (10.37%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.89%) Kerberos
4 12 (8.89%) LDAP
4 12 (8.89%) X.500
5 9 (6.67%) SNMP
6 8 (5.93%) NetScaler
7 6 (4.44%) Firewall
8 3 (2.22%) HTTP
8 3 (2.22%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.74%) LAN
9 1 (0.74%) NAS
9 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (25.19%) HP UFT
1 34 (25.19%) TestDirector
1 34 (25.19%) WinRunner
2 10 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.74%) MSI
Job Titles
1 24 (17.78%) Analyst
2 23 (17.04%) Test Analyst
3 20 (14.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 20 (14.81%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 14 (10.37%) Active Directory Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) SharePoint Engineer
6 12 (8.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 10 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Consultant
9 5 (3.70%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Tester
10 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Tester
10 4 (2.96%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (2.96%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (2.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 3 (2.22%) Engineering Specialist
11 3 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.22%) SharePoint Specialist
11 3 (2.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.33%) .NET
2 10 (7.41%) XML
3 8 (5.93%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.70%) CSS
4 5 (3.70%) jQuery
4 5 (3.70%) XSLT
5 1 (0.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.15%) Computer Science
2 37 (27.41%) Clustering
3 30 (22.22%) PDA
4 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (11.11%) PKI
5 12 (8.89%) Replication
6 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (71.85%) Windows
2 71 (52.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 36 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (25.93%) Windows 7
7 34 (25.19%) Windows XP
8 32 (23.70%) AIX
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.19%) Change Management
1 34 (25.19%) Software Testing
1 34 (25.19%) Test Automation
2 29 (21.48%) Test Scripting
3 27 (20.00%) Migration
4 22 (16.30%) ITIL
5 20 (14.81%) Load Balancing
6 12 (8.89%) Content Management
7 11 (8.15%) Validation
8 10 (7.41%) Analytics
9 8 (5.93%) Conflict Management
9 8 (5.93%) High Availability
9 8 (5.93%) Records Management
9 8 (5.93%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.44%) Application Packaging
11 4 (2.96%) Database Mirroring
11 4 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (2.96%) Unit Testing
11 4 (2.96%) Workflow
12 3 (2.22%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 68 (50.37%) PowerShell
2 62 (45.93%) SQL
3 10 (7.41%) C#
3 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.96%) VBScript
5 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 88 (65.19%) Security Cleared
2 68 (50.37%) MCSE
2 68 (50.37%) SC Cleared
3 61 (45.19%) MCTS
4 55 (40.74%) MCSA
5 40 (29.63%) Degree
6 39 (28.89%) MCITP
7 29 (21.48%) ISTQB
8 27 (20.00%) MCP
9 14 (10.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (4.44%) MCSD
11 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.48%) CISSP
14 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 95 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 46 (34.07%) Hyper-V
3 33 (24.44%) VMware ESX
4 32 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (10.37%) vSphere
6 9 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (5.93%) XenApp
7 8 (5.93%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.74%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.74%) UAG
9 1 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (25.19%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (23.70%) McAfee ePO
2 32 (23.70%) Netcool
3 13 (9.63%) SCCM
4 12 (8.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.48%) OpenView
7 1 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.74%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.74%) SCOM
7 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 128 (94.81%) Microsoft
2 71 (52.59%) VMware
3 51 (37.78%) Citrix
4 35 (25.93%) HP
5 34 (25.19%) Veritas
6 32 (23.70%) Intel Security
7 14 (10.37%) IronPort
8 13 (9.63%) AppSense
9 5 (3.70%) Altiris
10 4 (2.96%) Nintex
11 1 (0.74%) CA
11 1 (0.74%) Lotus
11 1 (0.74%) Opsware
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat