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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 7 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 38 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 23.75% 12.77% 5.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.69% 17.31% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 2
Average daily rate £325 £347 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.46% -19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £321 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £372 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +5.13%
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
128 104 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 80.00% 73.76% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 69 23
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 38 £325 -6.46% 1
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 74 (97.37%) Microsoft
2 56 (73.68%) MCTS
3 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
4 54 (71.05%) Windows
5 46 (60.53%) Security Cleared
6 45 (59.21%) SQL
7 42 (55.26%) MCSE
7 42 (55.26%) MCSA
7 42 (55.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (52.63%) SC Cleared
8 40 (52.63%) VMware
9 39 (51.32%) Hyper-V
10 34 (44.74%) MCITP
11 33 (43.42%) Clustering
11 33 (43.42%) Software Testing
11 33 (43.42%) Test Automation
11 33 (43.42%) HP Quality Center
11 33 (43.42%) Change Management
11 33 (43.42%) Citrix
11 33 (43.42%) WinRunner
11 33 (43.42%) TestDirector
11 33 (43.42%) HP UFT
11 33 (43.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 32 (42.11%) Veritas
12 32 (42.11%) Windows XP
12 32 (42.11%) Windows 7
13 31 (40.79%) McAfee ePO
13 31 (40.79%) AIX
13 31 (40.79%) Netcool
13 31 (40.79%) VMware ESX

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.21%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.00%) DNS
2 11 (14.47%) SAN
3 10 (13.16%) Kerberos
3 10 (13.16%) LDAP
3 10 (13.16%) X.500
4 9 (11.84%) DHCP
5 8 (10.53%) SNMP
5 8 (10.53%) SSL
5 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (43.42%) HP UFT
1 33 (43.42%) TestDirector
1 33 (43.42%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Analyst
2 24 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 16 (21.05%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Active Directory Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) SharePoint Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Design Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Tester
10 2 (2.63%) Applications Support
10 2 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
1 9 (11.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (43.42%) Clustering
2 29 (38.16%) PDA
3 16 (21.05%) Computer Science
4 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (13.16%) PKI
5 10 (13.16%) Replication
6 8 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 42 (55.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (43.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 32 (42.11%) Windows XP
5 31 (40.79%) AIX
6 22 (28.95%) Windows Server
7 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Change Management
1 33 (43.42%) Software Testing
1 33 (43.42%) Test Automation
2 27 (35.53%) Test Scripting
3 18 (23.68%) Validation
4 11 (14.47%) ITIL
5 8 (10.53%) Content Management
5 8 (10.53%) Software Delivery
6 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.63%) High Availability
7 2 (2.63%) ITSM
7 2 (2.63%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.63%) Project Management
7 2 (2.63%) Service Management
7 2 (2.63%) Six Sigma
8 1 (1.32%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.32%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (59.21%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (73.68%) MCTS
2 46 (60.53%) Security Cleared
3 42 (55.26%) MCSA
3 42 (55.26%) MCSE
4 40 (52.63%) SC Cleared
5 34 (44.74%) MCITP
6 26 (34.21%) ISTQB
6 26 (34.21%) MCP
7 16 (21.05%) Degree
8 8 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.32%) MCSD
System Software
1 55 (72.37%) Active Directory
2 39 (51.32%) Hyper-V
3 31 (40.79%) VMware ESX
4 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (10.53%) Firmware
6 7 (9.21%) vSphere
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 33 (43.42%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (40.79%) McAfee ePO
2 31 (40.79%) Netcool
3 10 (13.16%) SCCM
4 8 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 74 (97.37%) Microsoft
2 40 (52.63%) VMware
3 33 (43.42%) Citrix
4 32 (42.11%) Veritas
5 31 (40.79%) Intel Security
6 14 (18.42%) HP
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £320 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago