The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Renfrewshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 19 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.15% 16.13% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.81% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate £378 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
86 55 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 88.66% 88.71% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 15
Average daily rate £330 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £304 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
Scotland

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -5 5 £378 +4.27%
Paisley - - - -
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) VBScript
3 7 (63.64%) VB
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (54.55%) Change Management
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
5 5 (45.45%) MCSD
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
7 3 (27.27%) PDA
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 3 (27.27%) MCTS
7 3 (27.27%) MCITP
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
7 3 (27.27%) Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) McAfee
7 3 (27.27%) Windows XP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) WinRunner
1 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
1 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Application Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Tester
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) PDA
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) VBScript
1 7 (63.64%) VB
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) MCSD
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) MCTS
3 3 (27.27%) MCITP
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
4 1 (9.09%) CISM
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (27.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) McAfee
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) HP