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 18 January 2017 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank 11 7 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 16.22% 24.71% 14.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 33.07% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 37 14
Median daily rate £278 £320 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £404 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.79%

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
30 127 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 81.08% 74.71% 71.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 110 65
Median daily rate £320 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -2 6 £278 -13.20%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 78 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 61 (72.62%) Active Directory
3 46 (54.76%) Security Cleared
4 44 (52.38%) MCSE
5 43 (51.19%) Windows
6 39 (46.43%) SC Cleared
6 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (42.86%) SharePoint
9 34 (40.48%) Office 365
10 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (36.90%) Degree
11 31 (36.90%) Computer Science
12 29 (34.52%) MCTS
13 28 (33.33%) PowerShell
13 28 (33.33%) Windows Server
14 27 (32.14%) HP
15 25 (29.76%) OpenStack
16 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
16 22 (26.19%) Clustering
17 21 (25.00%) Skype for Business
17 21 (25.00%) Load Balancing
18 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
18 20 (23.81%) Migration
18 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
19 18 (21.43%) MCSA
19 18 (21.43%) ITIL
19 18 (21.43%) Skype
20 17 (20.24%) Windows 7

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 25 (29.76%) OpenStack
3 21 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
5 12 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (9.52%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (40.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) Skype
2 12 (14.29%) DNS
3 10 (11.90%) Kerberos
3 10 (11.90%) LDAP
3 10 (11.90%) X.500
4 8 (9.52%) HTTP
4 8 (9.52%) HTTPS
5 7 (8.33%) SNMP
5 7 (8.33%) SSL
5 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.38%) DHCP
6 2 (2.38%) Internet
6 2 (2.38%) Intranet
7 1 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
2 10 (11.90%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Integration Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Lync Specialist
2 10 (11.90%) Test Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Office 365 Specialist
4 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (3.57%) Consultant
5 3 (3.57%) Mobility Specialist
5 3 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 3 (3.57%) Tester
6 2 (2.38%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Management Specialist
6 2 (2.38%) Mobility Engineer
6 2 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (1.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.19%) Hardware Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
1 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (36.90%) Computer Science
2 22 (26.19%) Clustering
3 13 (15.48%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (14.29%) PKI
5 10 (11.90%) Replication
6 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.19%) Windows
2 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 17 (20.24%) Windows 7
6 17 (20.24%) Windows XP
7 12 (14.29%) AIX
7 12 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.76%) Android
8 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 20 (23.81%) Migration
3 18 (21.43%) ITIL
4 12 (14.29%) Change Management
4 12 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
4 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 11 (13.10%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (11.90%) Test Scripting
7 9 (10.71%) Smoke Testing
8 8 (9.52%) Analytics
8 8 (9.52%) Software Distribution
8 8 (9.52%) Validation
9 7 (8.33%) Application Packaging
9 7 (8.33%) Service Design
10 6 (7.14%) Software Delivery
11 2 (2.38%) Change Control
11 2 (2.38%) Project Management
11 2 (2.38%) Prototyping
11 2 (2.38%) Records Management
12 1 (1.19%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.48%) SQL
3 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (54.76%) Security Cleared
2 44 (52.38%) MCSE
3 39 (46.43%) SC Cleared
4 31 (36.90%) Degree
5 29 (34.52%) MCTS
6 18 (21.43%) MCSA
7 15 (17.86%) MCP
8 13 (15.48%) MCITP
9 12 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 9 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (2.38%) CISSP
System Software
1 61 (72.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (7.14%) Firmware
5 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.38%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) SCCM
2 14 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (14.29%) Netcool
4 4 (4.76%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.14%) HP
3 15 (17.86%) Citrix
4 12 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 12 (14.29%) Veritas
5 10 (11.90%) IronPort
6 4 (4.76%) AppSense
6 4 (4.76%) VMware
7 1 (1.19%) Altiris