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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 9 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 28 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 18.67% 7.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 21.71% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 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 £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.82 £17.49 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.53% +12.83%
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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
129 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 86.00% 82.14% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 18 5
Average daily rate £345 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -7.79%
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 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 28 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (84.38%) SC Cleared
3 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
4 19 (59.38%) MCTS
5 14 (43.75%) MCP
6 13 (40.63%) HP
7 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
7 11 (34.38%) Windows
7 11 (34.38%) MCSE
8 10 (31.25%) SQL
8 10 (31.25%) Clustering
9 9 (28.13%) MCSA
9 9 (28.13%) Citrix
9 9 (28.13%) MCITP
10 8 (25.00%) Change Management
10 8 (25.00%) VMware
11 7 (21.88%) Veritas
11 7 (21.88%) ITIL
12 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
12 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
12 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
12 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (18.75%) PDA
12 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
12 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
12 6 (18.75%) AIX
12 6 (18.75%) VBScript

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (15.63%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) SNMP
1 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (15.63%) DNS
1 5 (15.63%) SSL
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) X.500
2 3 (9.38%) LDAP
2 3 (9.38%) Kerberos
3 2 (6.25%) VLAN
3 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.25%) IPv4
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) WinRunner
1 6 (18.75%) TestDirector
1 6 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
2 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 2 (6.25%) Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Change Manager
4 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
1 5 (15.63%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Clustering
2 6 (18.75%) PDA
3 5 (15.63%) Firmware
3 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (9.38%) Replication
4 3 (9.38%) PKI
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
5 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 6 (18.75%) AIX
2 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Change Management
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Validation
4 5 (15.63%) High Availability
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Analytics
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) ITSM
7 1 (3.13%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) VBScript
3 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (84.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (59.38%) MCTS
4 14 (43.75%) MCP
5 11 (34.38%) MCSE
6 9 (28.13%) MCSA
6 9 (28.13%) MCITP
7 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.38%) Degree
9 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (6.25%) VCAP
10 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (3.13%) MCSD
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
4 2 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (18.75%) Netcool
2 5 (15.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (15.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) HP
3 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 8 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (21.88%) Veritas
6 6 (18.75%) McAfee
7 2 (6.25%) PlateSpin
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy