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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 11 21 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 12.84% 1.37% 9.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.67% 1.75% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £289
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- -23.91%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
75 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 68.81% 78.08% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 30
Average daily rate £340 £332 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -10.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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
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 6 March 2015, 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 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
2 27 (69.23%) Windows
3 26 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 26 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) MCTS
5 17 (43.59%) MCITP
5 17 (43.59%) MCSA
5 17 (43.59%) Clustering
6 14 (35.90%) MCSE
6 14 (35.90%) ITIL
7 13 (33.33%) SQL
7 13 (33.33%) VMware
8 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
8 12 (30.77%) MCP
8 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
9 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
9 11 (28.21%) Windows XP
9 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (28.21%) Validation
10 10 (25.64%) VMware ESX
10 10 (25.64%) Change Management
10 10 (25.64%) Netcool
10 10 (25.64%) McAfee
10 10 (25.64%) HP
10 10 (25.64%) Citrix
10 10 (25.64%) WinRunner
10 10 (25.64%) TestDirector
10 10 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (25.64%) Veritas

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) IPv4
3 2 (5.13%) SAN
3 2 (5.13%) SNMP
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.56%) LDAP
4 1 (2.56%) X.500
4 1 (2.56%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) WinRunner
1 10 (25.64%) TestDirector
1 10 (25.64%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Designer
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) HTML
1 9 (23.08%) XML
2 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
2 5 (12.82%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Clustering
2 10 (25.64%) PDA
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.56%) AS400
6 1 (2.56%) Replication
6 1 (2.56%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.21%) Windows XP
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Validation
3 10 (25.64%) Change Management
3 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.51%) High Availability
5 5 (12.82%) Content Management
6 2 (5.13%) Analytics
6 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.56%) Migration
7 1 (2.56%) OOP
7 1 (2.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
3 8 (20.51%) VBScript
4 1 (2.56%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 26 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (56.41%) MCTS
3 17 (43.59%) MCITP
3 17 (43.59%) MCSA
4 14 (35.90%) MCSE
5 12 (30.77%) MCP
6 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 6 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware ESX
2 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.69%) vSphere
5 2 (5.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Netcool
1 10 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (25.64%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (25.64%) McAfee
3 10 (25.64%) Veritas
3 10 (25.64%) HP
3 10 (25.64%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) Avaya
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec