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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 18 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 13.28% 11.32% 7.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.53% 17.65% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £344 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £457 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.31%
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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
97 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 75.78% 64.15% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 24 28
Average daily rate £350 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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 37 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 31 (72.09%) SC Cleared
2 31 (72.09%) Security Cleared
3 25 (58.14%) MCTS
3 25 (58.14%) Windows
4 17 (39.53%) MCP
5 16 (37.21%) ITIL
5 16 (37.21%) Clustering
6 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
7 14 (32.56%) MCSA
7 14 (32.56%) MCITP
8 13 (30.23%) MCSE
9 12 (27.91%) HP
9 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
10 11 (25.58%) Validation
10 11 (25.58%) VMware
11 10 (23.26%) SQL
11 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
12 9 (20.93%) High Availability
12 9 (20.93%) VBScript
12 9 (20.93%) HTML
12 9 (20.93%) XML
12 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
12 9 (20.93%) Citrix
12 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (18.60%) Netcool
13 8 (18.60%) McAfee
13 8 (18.60%) VMware ESX
13 8 (18.60%) Change Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (11.63%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) DHCP
3 4 (9.30%) VLAN
3 4 (9.30%) LAN
3 4 (9.30%) WAN
3 4 (9.30%) SSL
3 4 (9.30%) SNMP
3 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.30%) IPv4
4 3 (6.98%) X.500
4 3 (6.98%) LDAP
4 3 (6.98%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) WinRunner
1 8 (18.60%) TestDirector
1 8 (18.60%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Designer
6 1 (2.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Designer
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
1 9 (20.93%) XML
2 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Clustering
2 8 (18.60%) PDA
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.98%) PKI
5 3 (6.98%) Replication
6 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.33%) AS400
7 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.93%) Windows XP
3 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (18.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Validation
3 9 (20.93%) High Availability
4 8 (18.60%) Change Management
4 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
4 8 (18.60%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Content Management
6 3 (6.98%) Analytics
7 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.33%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 9 (20.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (72.09%) SC Cleared
1 31 (72.09%) Security Cleared
2 25 (58.14%) MCTS
3 17 (39.53%) MCP
4 14 (32.56%) MCSA
4 14 (32.56%) MCITP
5 13 (30.23%) MCSE
6 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
7 5 (11.63%) Degree
8 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) VMware ESX
2 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.30%) Firmware
5 3 (6.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Netcool
1 8 (18.60%) McAfee ePO
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 37 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) HP
3 11 (25.58%) VMware
4 9 (20.93%) Citrix
5 8 (18.60%) McAfee
5 8 (18.60%) Veritas
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) Avaya