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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 10 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 16.00% 5.13% 15.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.78% 5.83% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £357 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £273 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £402 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
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
77 103 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 77.00% 88.03% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 78 57
Average daily rate £345 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £245 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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 +11 16 £350 -1.82%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (80.00%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 15 (50.00%) MCTS
4 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (46.67%) MCSA
5 14 (46.67%) SQL
6 13 (43.33%) MCSE
6 13 (43.33%) MCITP
7 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (36.67%) HP
7 11 (36.67%) Change Management
8 10 (33.33%) Validation
8 10 (33.33%) Clustering
8 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (33.33%) HTML
9 9 (30.00%) XML
9 9 (30.00%) VMware
9 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
9 9 (30.00%) Degree
9 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
10 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
10 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
10 8 (26.67%) MCP
10 8 (26.67%) Citrix
10 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
11 7 (23.33%) DNS
11 7 (23.33%) AIX
11 7 (23.33%) SQL Server

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) Kerberos
2 5 (16.67%) LDAP
2 5 (16.67%) X.500
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) EDRMS
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) WinRunner
1 7 (23.33%) TestDirector
1 7 (23.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Clustering
2 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (23.33%) PDA
4 5 (16.67%) Replication
4 5 (16.67%) PKI
5 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.33%) iSeries
7 1 (3.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
6 7 (23.33%) AIX
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Change Management
2 10 (33.33%) Validation
3 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) High Availability
6 4 (13.33%) Content Management
6 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.00%) OOP
7 3 (10.00%) OO
7 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
8 2 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (16.67%) VBScript
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) MCTS
1 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) MCSA
3 13 (43.33%) MCSE
3 13 (43.33%) MCITP
4 9 (30.00%) Degree
5 8 (26.67%) MCP
6 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (6.67%) MCSD
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (23.33%) VMware ESX
4 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Netcool
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (23.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) HP
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) Citrix
5 7 (23.33%) Veritas
5 7 (23.33%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec