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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 10 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 33 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 20.25% 25.00% -
As % of the Qualifications category 25.98% 37.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 0
Average daily rate
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£347 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.76% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.12%
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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
127 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 77.91% 66.67% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 21 12
Average daily rate £347 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £325 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
1 33 (80.49%) SC Cleared
1 33 (80.49%) Security Cleared
2 26 (63.41%) MCTS
3 23 (56.10%) MCP
4 16 (39.02%) HP
5 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
5 15 (36.59%) Windows
6 11 (26.83%) ITIL
7 10 (24.39%) MCSE
8 9 (21.95%) Clustering
9 8 (19.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (19.51%) MCSA
9 8 (19.51%) IIS
9 8 (19.51%) XML
9 8 (19.51%) HTML
9 8 (19.51%) SQL
9 8 (19.51%) VBScript
9 8 (19.51%) SNMP
9 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
9 8 (19.51%) DNS
9 8 (19.51%) SSL
9 8 (19.51%) Citrix
9 8 (19.51%) Firmware
9 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
9 8 (19.51%) High Availability
9 8 (19.51%) SCCM
9 8 (19.51%) MCITP
9 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (17.07%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 8 (19.51%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) SNMP
1 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
1 8 (19.51%) DNS
1 8 (19.51%) SSL
2 4 (9.76%) X.500
2 4 (9.76%) LDAP
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) DHCP
2 4 (9.76%) Kerberos
2 4 (9.76%) IPv4
2 4 (9.76%) VLAN
3 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
3 3 (7.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) WinRunner
1 4 (9.76%) TestDirector
1 4 (9.76%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Designer
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Incident Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.44%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Server Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Designer
5 1 (2.44%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) XML
1 8 (19.51%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Clustering
2 8 (19.51%) Firmware
2 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.76%) Replication
3 4 (9.76%) PKI
3 4 (9.76%) PDA
4 3 (7.32%) Fat Client
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
2 4 (9.76%) AIX
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) High Availability
3 7 (17.07%) Validation
4 5 (12.20%) Change Management
5 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.32%) Content Management
6 3 (7.32%) Analytics
7 1 (2.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.44%) Service Management
7 1 (2.44%) ITSM
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
1 8 (19.51%) VBScript
1 8 (19.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (80.49%) SC Cleared
1 33 (80.49%) Security Cleared
2 26 (63.41%) MCTS
3 23 (56.10%) MCP
4 10 (24.39%) MCSE
5 8 (19.51%) MCSA
5 8 (19.51%) MCITP
6 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
6 4 (9.76%) Degree
7 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.88%) VCAP
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) vCloud
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) Netcool
2 4 (9.76%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (80.49%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) HP
3 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 6 (14.63%) VMware
5 5 (12.20%) Veritas
6 4 (9.76%) McAfee
7 2 (4.88%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.44%) Remedy
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