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 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 17 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 9.09% 9.03% 12.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 10.40% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 7
Average daily rate
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£355 £330 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £261 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £349 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £306
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -7.95%
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
80 125 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 72.73% 86.81% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 103 49
Average daily rate £343 £329 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £246 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
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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 +3 10 £355 +7.57%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (46.43%) MCTS
4 13 (46.43%) MCSA
4 13 (46.43%) SQL
5 11 (39.29%) Clustering
6 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 10 (35.71%) HP
6 10 (35.71%) MCSE
7 9 (32.14%) HTML
7 9 (32.14%) VMware
7 9 (32.14%) Change Management
7 9 (32.14%) MCITP
7 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
7 9 (32.14%) Degree
7 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (28.57%) Validation
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (28.57%) XML
9 7 (25.00%) MCP
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
10 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) LDAP
2 5 (17.86%) Kerberos
2 5 (17.86%) X.500
3 3 (10.71%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (7.14%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) WinRunner
1 5 (17.86%) TestDirector
1 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) SQL DBA
2 3 (10.71%) DBA
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (3.57%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
2 8 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 4 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Clustering
2 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (17.86%) PKI
3 5 (17.86%) PDA
3 5 (17.86%) Replication
4 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.57%) AS400
6 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 5 (17.86%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Change Management
2 8 (28.57%) Validation
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
4 4 (14.29%) High Availability
4 4 (14.29%) Content Management
4 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) OOP
5 3 (10.71%) OO
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.29%) VBScript
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) MCSA
2 13 (46.43%) MCTS
3 10 (35.71%) MCSE
4 9 (32.14%) Degree
4 9 (32.14%) MCITP
5 7 (25.00%) MCP
6 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
7 2 (7.14%) MCSD
8 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Netcool
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (17.86%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) HP
3 9 (32.14%) VMware
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 5 (17.86%) Veritas
5 5 (17.86%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) F5
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya