The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Renfrewshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 10 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 15.69% 13.64% 7.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.91% 13.64% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 1
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£345 £370 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +37.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.29 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.06%
Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
134 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 87.58% 100.00% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 17 11
Average daily rate £340 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 29 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 24 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (82.14%) SC Cleared
3 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (53.57%) MCTS
5 11 (39.29%) MCSE
5 11 (39.29%) HP
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
6 10 (35.71%) MCP
6 10 (35.71%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) Clustering
7 9 (32.14%) MCITP
7 9 (32.14%) Citrix
7 9 (32.14%) MCSA
8 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
8 8 (28.57%) Change Management
9 7 (25.00%) Veritas
10 6 (21.43%) WinRunner
10 6 (21.43%) TestDirector
10 6 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL
10 6 (21.43%) AIX
10 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (21.43%) Netcool
10 6 (21.43%) McAfee
10 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
10 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 6 (21.43%) ISTQB

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (14.29%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) SNMP
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 4 (14.29%) SSL
2 3 (10.71%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 2 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) IPv4
4 1 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.57%) X.500
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) WinRunner
1 6 (21.43%) TestDirector
1 6 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
4 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) HTML
1 4 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Clustering
2 6 (21.43%) PDA
3 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (14.29%) Firmware
4 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
5 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) AIX
2 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Change Management
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
3 4 (14.29%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) VBScript
3 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (82.14%) SC Cleared
3 15 (53.57%) MCTS
4 11 (39.29%) MCSE
5 10 (35.71%) MCP
6 9 (32.14%) MCSA
6 9 (32.14%) MCITP
7 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 3 (10.71%) Degree
9 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (7.14%) VCAP
10 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (3.57%) MCSD
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Netcool
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) HP
3 9 (32.14%) Citrix
4 8 (28.57%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) Veritas
6 6 (21.43%) McAfee
7 2 (7.14%) PlateSpin
8 1 (3.57%) Remedy