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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 9 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 31 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 19.75% 31.58% -
As % of the Qualifications category 25.41% 46.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 0
Average daily rate
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£347 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.74% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.67% +11.54%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
122 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 77.71% 68.42% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 23 14
Average daily rate £347 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £325 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
1 35 (79.55%) SC Cleared
1 35 (79.55%) Security Cleared
2 29 (65.91%) MCTS
3 25 (56.82%) MCP
4 18 (40.91%) HP
5 17 (38.64%) Windows
6 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
7 12 (27.27%) ITIL
8 10 (22.73%) MCSE
8 10 (22.73%) Clustering
9 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
9 9 (20.45%) IIS
9 9 (20.45%) XML
9 9 (20.45%) HTML
9 9 (20.45%) SQL
9 9 (20.45%) VBScript
9 9 (20.45%) DNS
9 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
9 9 (20.45%) High Availability
10 8 (18.18%) SCCM
10 8 (18.18%) MCITP
10 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (18.18%) SSL
10 8 (18.18%) SNMP
10 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 8 (18.18%) Citrix
10 8 (18.18%) Firmware
10 8 (18.18%) MCSA
10 8 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (20.45%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) DNS
2 8 (18.18%) SSL
2 8 (18.18%) SNMP
2 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.36%) VLAN
3 5 (11.36%) IPv4
3 5 (11.36%) LAN
3 5 (11.36%) WAN
3 5 (11.36%) DHCP
4 4 (9.09%) Kerberos
4 4 (9.09%) SAN
4 4 (9.09%) X.500
4 4 (9.09%) LDAP
5 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) WinRunner
1 4 (9.09%) TestDirector
1 4 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Designer
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Designer
5 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Change Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) HTML
1 9 (20.45%) XML
2 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Clustering
2 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.09%) Replication
3 4 (9.09%) PKI
3 4 (9.09%) PDA
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) AIX
2 4 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) High Availability
3 8 (18.18%) Validation
4 5 (11.36%) Change Management
5 4 (9.09%) Content Management
5 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.82%) Analytics
7 1 (2.27%) Change Control
7 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.27%) Migration
7 1 (2.27%) ITSM
7 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
1 9 (20.45%) VBScript
1 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (79.55%) SC Cleared
1 35 (79.55%) Security Cleared
2 29 (65.91%) MCTS
3 25 (56.82%) MCP
4 10 (22.73%) MCSE
5 8 (18.18%) MCSA
5 8 (18.18%) MCITP
6 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 4 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) VCAP
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) Firmware
3 4 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.55%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.91%) HP
3 8 (18.18%) Citrix
4 6 (13.64%) VMware
5 5 (11.36%) Veritas
6 4 (9.09%) McAfee
7 2 (4.55%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.27%) Remedy