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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 17 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.26% 17.81% 8.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.93% 21.31% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 2
Average daily rate
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£420 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £321 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £367 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.11% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £165.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.88 £17.42
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.88%
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
67 122 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 55.37% 83.56% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 110 13
Average daily rate £345 £340 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £56.44 £165.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -4 10 £420 +21.73%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (73.08%) Windows
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
3 14 (53.85%) MCTS
3 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) SQL
5 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 10 (38.46%) MCP
7 9 (34.62%) MCSE
7 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
7 9 (34.62%) Clustering
8 8 (30.77%) Content Management
8 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 8 (30.77%) Degree
8 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
8 8 (30.77%) .NET
8 8 (30.77%) DNS
8 8 (30.77%) HP
9 7 (26.92%) LDAP
9 7 (26.92%) X.500
9 7 (26.92%) Validation
9 7 (26.92%) PKI
9 7 (26.92%) Replication
9 7 (26.92%) VMware
10 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (23.08%) Change Management
10 6 (23.08%) Kerberos
10 6 (23.08%) MCSA
10 6 (23.08%) HTML

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) LDAP
2 7 (26.92%) X.500
3 6 (23.08%) Kerberos
4 3 (11.54%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (7.69%) EDRMS
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) WinRunner
2 2 (7.69%) TestDirector
2 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) SQL DBA
1 4 (15.38%) DBA
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
1 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) CSS
3 5 (19.23%) XML
4 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Clustering
2 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 7 (26.92%) PKI
3 7 (26.92%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) PDA
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) AIX
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Content Management
2 7 (26.92%) Validation
3 6 (23.08%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) OOP
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Database Mirroring
5 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Workflow
6 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 4 (15.38%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) MCTS
1 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) MCP
3 9 (34.62%) MCSE
4 8 (30.77%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) MCSA
6 2 (7.69%) MCSD
6 2 (7.69%) MCITP
6 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Netcool
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) HP
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Veritas
5 2 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) F5